Gil Blas Histoire 1830 lovely small 5 vol. set French leather gilt books A+Brian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[18th century literature, Picaresque novels, Decorative Leather Bindings].
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Histoire de Gil Bas de Santillane, by Alain-Rene Lesage.
Published 1830, Paris by Bureau des Editeurs.
5 volumes (complete), each c. 275 pages. French text.
Period 1/4 leather bindings, gilt bands, compartments gilt decorated, title and volume in gilt on contrasting red and green leather labels. Beautiful marbled covers and edges.
Lovely five volume pocket editions of the influential Picaresque novel "Gil Blas". Interior generally clean and free of spotting, minor short loss at base of rear joint of vol. 3.
Retains a wonderful shelf appearance. Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive.
Books measure: 5 1/2" H X 3 1/2" W.
Set along the shelf measures: 4".