Hawthorne The Marble Faun 1899 fine 2 vol. leather set illustrated Riverside pressBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
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The Marble Faun, or The Romance of Monte Beni, Vols. 1 & 2, by Nathaniel Hawthorne. 1899, Boston, Houghton, Mifflin and Company, the Riverside Press.
pp.259. With 48 b&w photographic illustrations.
In handsome and well preserved period 1/2 morocco leather bindings.
Spine compartments richly and ornately gilt decorated with central devices, raised bands, marbled paper covers and end papers, top edge gilt. Profusely illustrated with 48 views and works of art.
Fresh and attractive, with great shelf appeal. Light minor rubbing, trivial scuff spots, front hinge cracked but still sound, tight and clean internally. Fine age patina, a lovely antiquarian set.
Book measures: 6 7/8" H X 6 3/4" W.