Russia France Court Memoirs 1900 Grolier Society fine 2 vol leather set #11/150
Russia France Court Memoirs 1900 Grolier Society fine 2 vol leather set #11/150 Russia France Court Memoirs 1900 Grolier Society fine 2 vol leather set #11/150 Russia France Court Memoirs 1900 Grolier Society fine 2 vol leather set #11/150 Russia France Court Memoirs 1900 Grolier Society fine 2 vol leather set #11/150 Russia France Court Memoirs 1900 Grolier Society fine 2 vol leather set #11/150 Russia France Court Memoirs 1900 Grolier Society fine 2 vol leather set #11/150 Russia France Court Memoirs 1900 Grolier Society fine 2 vol leather set #11/150 Russia France Court Memoirs 1900 Grolier Society fine 2 vol leather set #11/150
$ 250.00

(Old Books, Early 20th Century Books, Leather Books, Illustrated Books, European History, France, Louis XIV, Cardinal Mazarin, Russia, Catherine the Great).

Secret Memoirs of Catherine II. and the Court of St. Petersburg During Her Reign, and That of Paul I.
Published c. 1900, London by the Grolier Society
353 pages Text in English. with hand colored frontis portraits, illustrated-all plates present in two states with lettered tissue guards.

Secret Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz, Containing All the Great Events During the Minority of Louis XIV, and the Administration of Cardinal Mazarin.
Published c. 1900, London by the Grolier Society
422 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout, hand colored frontis portraits, all plates present in two states with lettered tissue guards.

Limited to 150 copies total, this set #11.

1/2 leather bindings, raised bands, gilt floral compartment decorations with inlay, gilt tile lettering, marbled covers and end papers, top edges gilt, deckled edges, many 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 remarkably fresh and clean, gorgeous shelf appearance, set remains overall attractive as an object.

Text block paper is gently toned, internally still very clean, well preserved, tight, sound. A beautiful set.

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. 

Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this scarce and wonderful antique set survives.

Books Measure c. 9" H x 6" W.

[B4178].