Jean-Francois Regnard French Poet & Dramatist 1819 lovely 4 vol. leather setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, French Books, Literature, Jean-Francois Regnard).
Oeuvres de J.F. Regnard.
Published 1819, Paris by Pierre Didot.
4 volumes, each c. 425 pages. Text in French.
Attractive antiquarian 1/4 leather bindings, smooth spine, gilt bands, gilt title lettering, marbled covers & end papers.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Bindings gently age worn but still appealing, spins all uniformly sun toned to a light chocolate color as often seen with dark green leather of the 19th century, leather and joints slightly rubbed but still supple, top corner of rear cover of fist volume is damaged with some small loss to paper covering, set remains overall 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 1/4" H x 4 1/4" W.