History Reign of Ferdinand & Isabella Spanish Monarchs 1859 Prescott 3 vol setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, European History, Spain, Ferdinand & Isabella).
History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella, the Catholic, by William H. Prescott.
Published 1859, Boston by Phillips, Sampson and Company.
3 volumes. 411, 509, 531 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis portraits in each volume protected by original tissue guards, several other engraved plates (including 2 maps) throughout.
Period 1/2 leather bindings, slightly raised & gilt bands, gilt compartment decorations, title labels lacking, marbled covers, edges, and end papers.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Set is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, leather rubbed but still supple, joints slightly scuffed, still remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is toned, internally well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive 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 Measure c. 9" H x 6 1/2" W.