Sweden & Denmark 1900 Grolier Society fine 2 vol. leather set #11 of 150 LimitedBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Early 20th Century Books, Leather Books, Illustrated Books, European History, Sweden, Denmark).
Secret Memoirs of the Courts of Sweden & Denmark During the Reigns of Christian VII of Denmark and Gustavus III and IV of Sweden.
Published c. 1900, London by the Grolier Society
2 volumes. 359, 362 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout, each volume with hand colored frontis portraits, all plates present in two states.
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.
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Books Measure c. 9" H x 6" W.