Roger de Rabutin Comte de Bussy Collected Letters 1706 French leather 2 vol. setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Les Lettres De Messire Roger de Rabutin, Comte de Bussy.
Published 1706, Paris by Florentin DeLaulne.
2 volumes. 374, 295 pages. Text in French. Appears to be complete although offered as seen and described. (Final leaf says "Fin", ending with letter written Dec. 1692).
Publisher's full leather bindings, raised bands, gilt title lettering on contrasting red leather labels, gilt compartment decorations.
Set is physically old and shows clear signs of handling and time. Set is not new or in "new" condition.
Bindings age worn as always, mostly small areas of leather loss to spines, joints, tips and corners, but nothing offensive or severe, set remains overall sound, tight, and attractive on the shelf.
Paper is gently toned, one small old tape repair to the fore edge of one leaf in vol 1.
The set displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present appear to us easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this 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 Measure c. 6 5/8" H x 4" W.