Ralph Waldo Emerson Complete Works 1903 lovely 12 vol. illustrated leather setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Early 20th Century Books, Leather Books, Decorative Book Bindings, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Collected Works, Illustrated Books).
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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Published 1903, Boston by Houghton, Mifflin and Company, The Riverside Press.
12 volumes. Each c. 450 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout with over 3 dozen photogravures.
Very handsome period 1/2 leather bindings, slightly raised bands, gilt compartment decorations & title lettering, marbled covers & end papers, top edges gilt, deckled edges, most of the text blocks with signatures/ page gatherings still "unopened" as issued.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Set is not new or in "new" condition.
Bindings gently age worn but bright, clean and very attractive. Some minor tiny scuffing along some joints, front joint of vol. 2 with thin crack but cover still firmly attached, set remains overall pleasing and fresh.
Text block paper is gently toned, internally still fresh, clean, tight and sound.
Still wonderful on the shelf. Set displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any small minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Books Measure c. 7 3/4" H x 5 1/4" W.