Gil Blas 100 engraved plates 1807 spendid 4 vol. leather books setBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillana newly translated from the French of A.R. Lesage by Martin Smart.
London, Richard Phillips. 1807-12. Four volume set, complete. 100 fine copper engraved plates throughout.
19th century 3/4 leather bindings, marbled endpapers and edges. Fine set of antique books, with a fascinating curious publication imprint twist (see video).
In Good to near VG, completely acceptable condition. Bindings lightly rubbed or age worn, spine ends with minor chipping, signs of usage, joints with tiny scuff marks, other mostly minor age flaws. Condition of each book is readily visible within the video.
Overall the books remain good looking, clean, tight and sound. Plates are well done, very detailed and aesthetically nuanced.
Volumes measure c. 6 1/8" H x 4" W. Set along shelf is c. 5 5/8" long.