Rabelais Collected Works c. 1880's A. Robida illustrated 2 vol. leather setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Oeuvres de Rabelais. Illustrated by A. Robida.
Published c. 1880's Paris by La Librairie Illustree.
2 volumes. 494, 484 pages. Text in French. Lithographed frontis & half title. Profusely illustrated throughout with hundreds of line drawings, including many full page tinted lithographed as well as color plates.
Period 1/4 leather binding, raised bands, gilt title lettering, marbled covers.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, leather lightly rubbed, but still supple, remains overall attractive as an antiquarian set of books.
Text block paper is uniformly well age toned, some minor short edge splits, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
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. 12 1/2" H x 9" W.