Shakespeare Comedies & Histories c. 1920's Miniature Leather 19 vol. set in boxBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 20th Century Book, English Lit, Shakespeare, Comedies, Histories, Novelty Books, Miniature Books).
Published c. 1910-20's, New York by the Knickerbocker Leather & Novelty Co.
19 volumes (of 20), each c. 250 pages. Text in English. Frontis portrait in each volume.
Publisher's soft leather bindings, gilt title lettering to spines and most covers. With base of original box (no cover).
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Set is not new or in "new" condition.
Bindings gently age worn, mostly light or inoffensive signs of handling and time but nothing severe or unsightly, one book has slight chipping to edge of rear cover, set remains overall clean, tight, attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, still clean, tight, sound internally.
Still attractive on the shelf. The set displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present seem easy to overlook or forgive.
A nice set.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this set survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.
Books Measure c. 3 1/4" H x 2 1/4" W.