Francois de Malherbe French Poet Complete Works 1862-69 leather 5 vol. setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, French Books, Poetry, Francois de Malherbe).
Ouvres Completes de Malherbe.
Published 1862-69, Paris by Hachette Et Cie.
5 volumes, each c. 600-675 pages. Text in French.
Rare set in any condition.
Attractive antiquarian 1/2 leather bindings, raised bands, gilt title lettering, gilt ruled compartment decorations, marbled end papers & covers, top edges gilt, deckled edges.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Bindings age worn but still appealing, leather and joints scuffed and rubbed but still supple, spine ends worn with small chipping in spots, some staining to leather, board tips bumped with fraying, set remains overall very 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. 9 1/4" H x 6" W.