Sir Francis Bacon Collected Works 1854 rare Phila. leather 3 vol. setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England. A New Edition: With a Life of the Author by Basil Montagu.
Published 1854, Philadelphia by Parry & McMillan.
3 volumes, each c. 450 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis portrait protected by original tissue guard.
Nice (modern) 1/4 leather binding, slightly raised & gilt bands, gilt title lettering on contrasting red & black leather labels, marbled covers & end papers.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Set is not new or in "new" condition.
Bindings gently age worn, leather rubbed but still supple, set remains overall attractive.
Text block paper is gently toned, light to moderate scattered age spotting, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Set displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Books Measures c. 10 1/4" H x 7" W.