United States history 1892 Croonenberghs 2 vol. French fine leather setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Les Etats-Unis, by P. Charles Croonenberghs.
Published 1892, Paris by Delhomme & Briguet.
2 volumes. 385, 366 pages. Text in French. Illustrated throughout with plates.
1/4 leather bindings, smooth spines, gilt title lettering, emboss patterned cloth covers, marbled end papers.
Set is almost 130 years old and shows some signs of handling and time. Set is not new or in "new" condition.
Bindings gently rubbed and age worn, leather still supple, gilt bright, joints slightly scuffed, bindings firm and tight, set remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is well uniformly age toned, still clean, well preserved, sound.
Still very handsome 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 Measures c. 9 1/4" H x 6 1/4" W.