Nerine Marriage Erotica c.1770 France charming small 2 vol leather set booksBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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[18th century France pocket sized books- portable books].
Nerine, ou le Mariage, Histoire Anglaise, par F. G. Lafont.
Paris, Chez Lepetit Jeune Libraire, Palais Egalite. (no date, c. 1770-80)
Lovely period 18th century full mottled leather French set.
Smooth spines beautifully gilt outlined into compartments, decorated with pictorial devices, contrasting morocco gilt title labels, covers outlined in gilt double rules. Marbled end papers, engraved frontis to each title page, one displaying male and female allegorical nudes, satyres and cherub.
Most attractive and pleasing binding of the era. Some small leather loss and cracking along joints, although all covers remain attached. Tiny chipping to head of first spine, minor flaws, overall appearance and age patina is very nice indeed. Internally clean, tight and sound.
Books measure: 5 1/8" H X 3 1/2" W.
Set along shelf measures: 1 1/2".