Washington Irving Collected Works 1888 lovely 6 vol. decorative leather setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Americana, Washington Irving, Decorative Leather Sets).
Collected Works of Washington Irving.
Published 1888, New York by G.P. Putnam's Sons.
6 volumes, each c. 450-675 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontispieces in most volumes protected by original tissue guards.
Attractive antiquarian 1/2 leather binding, raised & gilt bands, gilt title lettering, marbled covers & end papers.
Six volumes from a larger set, each title stands alone and is complete unto itself.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Bindings gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints slightly rubbed or scuffed, but still supple, set remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally set 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 Measure c. 8 1/2" H x 5 1/2" W.