Queens of Society Powerful Women c.1850 Wharton 2 vol leather setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Powerful Women, Biographies, Queens of Society).
The Queens of Society, by Grace and Philip Wharton.
Published c. 1850, Philadelphia by Porter & Coates.
2 volumes. 451, 439 pages. Text in English. Frontis portraits protected by original tissue guard, total of 18 full page photogravure plates.
Attractive 1/2 antiquarian leather bindings, slightly raised & gilt bands, gilt title lettering on contrasting leather labels, marbled covers & end papers, top edge gilt, plates.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Bindings gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints slightly rubbed but still supple, remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally book 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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Book Measures c. 8 1/4" H x 5 1/2" W.