Charles Kingsley Novels 1881 Leather set 5 books Yeast Two Years Alton LockeBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Novels of Charles Kingsley.
Published 1881, London by Macmillan and Co.
5 volumes, each c. 450 pages. Originally issued as part of a larger set, each of these titles is complete unto itself within this group.
Titles are: Two Years Ago (2 vols.), Alton Locke (2 vols) and Yeast.
Period full leather bindings, raised and gilt bands, compartments with gilt rules, covers gilt ruled and stamped in blind, marbled end papers, all edges and turn ins gilt patterned.
Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive.
Bindings remain clean, tight, and sound, small minor scuff spots, a few minor surface scratches, some light rubbing in spots, leather remains supple and very pleasing. Clean & tight internally, some endpapers with minor old damp stains at top..
A lovely antiquarian survival with a wonderful shelf appearance. Great age patina to the set.
Book measures: 6 3/4" H X 4 3/4" W.