Memoirs John Evelyn 1827 lovely 5 vol. leather set books w/ engravingsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Memoirs of John Evelyn, Esq.
Published 1827, London by Henry Colburn.
5 volumes. Text in English. Each volume with frontis engravings & several other plates throughout.
Period 1/2 leather bindings, slightly raised bands, gilt ruled compartments, gilt title lettering on contrasting red and black leather labels, marbled covers, edges, and end papers. Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive but a pleasing and attractive early 19th century set.
Front joints slightly scuffed, but bindings remain clean, tight, and sound. Interior contents clean, largely free of age spotting.
Books measure: 8 3/4" H X 5 1/2" W.
Set along the shelf measures: 6 1/2".