Artists Engravers Illustrators of 18th Century 1877 Portalis leather 2 vol. setBrian DiMambro
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Les Dessinauteurs D'Illustrations Au Dix-Huitieme Siecle par Le Baron Roger Portalis.
Published 1877, Paris by Damascene Morgand et Charles Fatout.
2 volumes. 788 pages. Text in French. Illustrated throughout with numerous finely engraved portraits. Once in the reference library of Hans Kraus, NYC.
Attractive antiquarian 1/2 leather bindings, raised bands, gilt title lettering, marbled covers and end papers, deckled edges, etched plates.
One of 50 copies printed on special hand-made Whatman paper.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Bindings gently age worn but still appealing, leather, boards and joints slightly rubbed & scuffed but still supple, set remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally book 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. 9 3/4" H x 7" W.