Sir Walter Scott Poetical Works 1833 fine 12 volume leather set old booksBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Decorative Leather Bindings, Sir Walter Scott, Poetry).
The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott.
Published 1833, Edinburgh for Robert Cadell.
12 volume set. Each volume c. 400 pages. Engraved frontis & half title in each vol.
Period full leather bindings, slightly raised bands, gilt compartment decorations, gilt title lettering on contrasting red & black leather labels, gilt ruled covers, marbled edges and end papers.
Bindings remain clean, tight, and sound. Joints scuffed, wear and small chipping to spine ends. Set is not perfect but still well preserved and displaying an excellent shelf patina.
Text blocks remain overall clean, and displays a pleasing age patina. Engraving plates are foxed.
Set remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. Set displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Books Measure c. 6 1/2" H x 4 1/4" W.