Washington Irving Collected Works 1866 lovely 10 volume decorative leather setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Decorative Book Bindings, Americana, Washington Irving, Collected Works).
The Works of Washington Irving, in Ten Volumes.
Published 1866, London by Bell & Daldy.
10 volumes, each c. 500 pages. Text in English.
Beautiful antiquarian 1/2 leather bindings, slightly raised & gilt bands, gilt compartment decorations & title lettering, marbled covers, edges, and end papers, engraved frontis' in most volumes.
Set is physically old and shows some light inoffensive signs of handling and time, but overall remains very pleasing.
Bindings gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints slightly rubbed but still supple, set remains overall very attractive and impressive looking on the shelf.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally book remains mostly clean, tight and sound.
Set displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in very nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws seem easy to overlook or forgive.
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Books Measure c. 7 3/4" H x 5 1/2" W.