Theatre Monthly 1880-82 w/ 24 tipped-in Woodbury photos Scott 4 vol leatherBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Victorian Age, Fine Arts, Theater, Drama, Music, Stage Acting).
The Theatre: A Monthly Review of the Drama, Music and the Fine Arts, ed. by Clement Scott.
Published January-June 1882, London by Charles Dickens & Evans.
4 assorted 19th century volumes, each book containing 6 monthly issues, tipped in woodbury-type photographic portrait of a stage star at front of each issue (so 24 plates). c. 380 pages. Text in English.
Profusely illustrated throughout with 24 original photographs, mostly of young women.
Attractive antiquarian 1/2 leather bindings, raised & gilt bands, gilt title lettering, marbled edges & end papers.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Bindings gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints slightly rubbed but still supple, remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally each book 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 Measures c. 9 1/2" H x 6 1/8" W.