William Shakespeare Works & Biography c.1865 pictorial lovely leather 8 vol. setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, British History, English Lit, Shakespeare, Illustrated Throughout).
William Shakespeare: A Biography by Charles Knight.
Published c. 1855-65, London by George Routledge and Sons.
8 volumes, each c. 550 pages. Text in English. Heavily illustrated throughout with hundreds of images, an assortment of intext and full page.
Attractive antiquarian 1/2 leather bindings, raised & gilt bands, gilt compartment decorations, marbled covers, edges, and end papers.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. A very nice looking set with some small minor age flaws.
Bindings gently age worn but still appealing, volume one has a small nick/ gouge into the spine title label (easy to overlook or forgive), leather and joints slightly rubbed 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. 10" H x 7" W.