Samuel Richardson Collected Novels 1902 lovely 20 vol. leather setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 20th Century Books, Leather Books, Samuel Richardson, Novels, Literature, Illustrated Books).
The Novels of Samuel Richardson in Twenty Volumes.
Published 1902, London by Chapman Hall.
20 volumes, each c. 325 pages. Text in English. Frontispiece in each volume protected by original tissue guard. Profusely illustrated throughout, every volume with numerous plates.
Attractive antiquarian 1/2 leather bindings, raised bands, gilt compartment decorations & title lettering, cloth covers, marbled end papers.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. A nice set with handsome shelf appearance priced to reflect the condition.
Bindings gently age worn but still appealing, vol. 1 front cover joint cracked but cover still well attached, leather and joints scuffed and rubbed but still supple, small chipping to many spine heads (small and minor and not detracting visually), set remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally set remains mostly clean, tight and sound. A set which has been taken care of but may/ does not look like new.
Still attractive on the shelf. Set displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in rather nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws seem easy to overlook or forgive.
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Books Measure c. 7" H x 4 1/2" W.