Ms. Frances Baroness Bunsen 1879 her Life & Letters 2 vol fine rare leather setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Letters, Correspondence).
The Life and Letters of Frances, Baroness Bunsen, by Augustus J.C. Hare.
Published 1879, New York by George Routledge and Sons.
2 volumes. 516, 486 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis portraits protected by original tissue guards. Early related clippings affixed to rear endpaper of vol. 1.
Early book seller & bindery tag of Case, Lockwood & Brainerd, Hartford, CT., making this a rare and unique set.
1/2 leather binding, slightly raised & gilt bands, gilt title lettering, top edge gilt, nicely printed floral endpapers.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Bindings gently age worn and rubbed but still supple, small nick scuffing to board tips, remains overall clean and handsome attractive as a 19th century set.
Text block paper is gently toned, light to moderate scattered age spotting, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 7 1/4" H x 5" W.