Balzac Works complete 1855 Leather set 20 vols Illustrated 100+ plates lovelyBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
Leather Bindings- 20 volumes mid-19th century European green half-calf gilt leather bound books. Illustrated set, 100+ full page wood engravings throughout.
Oeuvres Completes de H. de Honore Balzac.
Issued 1855, Paris, Alexandre Houssiauz. [Complete Works of Balzac- in the original French].
Books measure: 8 3/4" H X 5 5/8" W.
Set/lot along the shelf measures: 27 1/4". (over two feet long).
Handsome mid-19th century French leather bindings. Quarter leather, marbled covers and endpapers. Raised bands, gilt devices in compartments, lettered, profusion of full page wood engraved portrait plates throughout (100+), custom owner's book plates to pastedowns. Nice age patina to set.
Small chip at spine head of vol. 4, couple books slightly bowed (readily fixed with book press if desired), overall remaining clean.
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Nicer than typical for the type, a scarce set in any condition, this rare set remaining exceptionally attractive on the shelf.