Rasselas Samuel Johnson Sorrows of Werter c. 1840 miniature scarce 2 vol. setBrian DiMambro
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Rasselas: A Tale - The Sorrows of Werter.
Published 1837 & c.1840, London by Wm. S. Orr & Co.
2 volumes, each c. 300 pages. Text in English.
Publisher's near miniature cloth bindings, gilt title lettering, spine & cover decorations, all edges gilt.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Books are not new or in "new" condition.
Bindings remain uncommonly clean and bright for this era, only gently age worn, light or inoffensive signs of handling and time but nothing severe or unsightly, set remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, still clean, tight, sound internally.
The set displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall very nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present are easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this charming and uncommon little set survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.
Books Measures c. 3 3/4" H x 2 1/2" W.