Frederica Sophie Wilhelmina Princess of Orange Memoirs 1812 leather 2 vol. setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Prussia, Frederica Sophie Wilhelmina, Memoirs).
Memoires de Frederique Sophie Wilhelmine de Prusse, Margrave de Bareith, Soeur de Frederic Le Grand.
Published 1812, Brunswick, Paris, & London by Colburn.
2 volumes. 405, 352 pages. Text in French.
Attractive antiquarian 1/2 diced leather bindings, raised bands, gilt title lettering on contrasting black leather labels, embossed cover decorations, marbled edges and 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, small split at head of spine to first vol., set remains overall very attractive as an object. Nice old engraved armorial book plates to paste downs.
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 3/4" H x 5 1/4" W.