Henry Fielding Works 1903 lovely antique 12 vol. leather books limited Ed.Brian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Works of Henry Fielding in Twelve Volumes.
Published 1903, New York by George D. Sproul.
12 volumes, each c. 350 pages. Text in English. Frontis protected by original tissue guard.
Limited Edition: #494/ 1000 sets.
Period full leather bindings, slightly raised bands, decorative pattern gilt compartment and cover decorations, swirled calf, all turn ins and board edges gilt, deckled edges, top edge gilt, marbled end papers, hand made paper.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Set is almost 120 years old. With early custom artistic book plate of previous owner on blank fly leaves.
Bindings gently age worn, leather rubbed but still supple, joints slightly scuffed with small scuffs or flaking in spots, couple covers with slightly cracked joints although all covers firmly and well attached, various small minor surface scuffing or age darkening as inevitable, one spine head slightly chipped and worn down as seen in pics and video (easy to forgive on the set), each book remains attractive as an object, the set overall very pleasing on the shelf
Text block paper is gently toned, internally still clean, fresh, well preserved, tight, sound.
Set displays a unique age patina, any age flaws minor and easy to overlook or forgive. Not perfect, but as beautiful antiquarian set of leather bound books of this classic work.
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Books Measure c. 8 1/2" H x 6" W.