Louise de la Valliere Correspondence Maria Theresa of Austria 1890 2 vol. setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, French Books, French History, Correspondence, Louise de la Valliere, Maria-Theresa of Austria).
Mademoiselle de la Valliere et Marie-Theres D'Autriche, Femme de Louis XIV.
Published 1890, Paros by Perrin et Cie.
2 volumes. 414, 508 pages. Text in French.
Attractive antiquarian 1/4 leather bindings, smooth spines with ornamental gilt title lettering & spine decorations, marbled covers & end papers, top edges gilt.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Bindings gently age worn but still appealing, some light surface crackling of leather, leather and joints slightly scuffed but still supple, set remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is heavily age toned as typical, internally set remains mostly clean, tight and sound. A set which has been taken care of but may/ does not look like new.
Still attractive on the shelf. Set displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in rather nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws seem easy to overlook or forgive.
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Books Measure c. 7 1/2" H x 4 3/4" W.