Orations of Cicero 1778 Guthrie English translations nice 3 vol. leather setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 18th Century Books, Leather Books, Decorative Book Bindings, Roman History, Cicero, Speeches, Orations).
The Orations of Cicero, Translated into English, by William Guthrie.
4th edition published 1778, London by T. Whieldon & Co.
3 volumes. 328, 358, 447 pages. Text in English.
19th century full speckled calf leather bindings, slightly raised & gilt bands, elaborate gilt floral compartment decorations, gilt title lettering on contrasting leather labels, gilt pictorial cover armorial decorations.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Set is not new or in "new" condition.
Bindings gently age worn, leather rubbed and scuffed along joints which are splitting, title labels either missing or chipped, but leather remains supple, covers all still well and firmly attached, remains overall handsome as a 19th century leather bound set.
Text block paper is toned, internally well preserved, clean, tight, sound. Early owners name at top of title pages.
Nice set in bindings which have have seen some handling.
Still attractive on the shelf. Set 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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Books Measure c. 8" H x 5" W.