George Sand History of My Life Autobiography 1856 lovely 5 vol. leather setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, French Books, George Sand, Autobiography).
Histoire de Ma Vie, by George Sand.
Published 1856, Paris by Michel Levy Freres.
5 volumes, each c. 600 pages. Text in French. First Edition in 5 vol. format.(True first was 20 vol.).
Attractive antiquarian 1/4 leather bindings, raised & gilt bands, gilt title lettering & compartment decorations, marbled covers & end papers.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Bindings gently age worn but still appealing, one rear bottom cover tip either worn down with loss, another tip repaired with marbled paper leather and joints slightly rubbed but still supple, 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. 7" H x 4 3/4" W.