Moliere Complete Works 1826 French 4 vol illustrated 30 plates old leather booksBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Oeuvres Completes de Moliere.
Published 1826, Paris by Baudoin Freres.
4 volumes. 343, 478, 456, 486. Text in French. Engraved portrait frontis, plus illustrated throughout with 29 charming full page wood engraved plates (30 total).
Period early 19th century 1/4 leather bindings, smooth spines, gilt bands, title lettering, and compartment decorations, marbled covers and end papers.
Bindings remain clean, tight, and sound. Leather chipped at spine ends, some rubbing and scuffing to leather, all joints cracked or broken but all covers still well attached, bindings tight and sound.
Interior contents display a pleasing age patina, light to moderate scattered spotting throughout.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. They display a pleasing and unique age patina and are in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 5 1/2 "H x 3" W.
Set Along the Shelf Measures: 4 1/2".