French Literature 1816 leather book 2v set beautiful gilt Noel Moral LessonsBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
[French Literature- Literary Criticism- Leather bindings].
Lecons Francaises de Litterature et de Morale, Vols. 1 & 2, par M. Noel.
1816, Paris, Le Normant, Imprimeure-Libraire. pp. 618, 612.
Period full mottled calf, smooth spines richly gilt decorated and ornamented with devices, lozenge patterning and contrasting morocco title labels gilt lettered. Covers outline ruled in running gilt patterns, gilt ruled inner dentelles, marbled end papers, all edge gilt.
Leather still supple, but once age dried and now with cracked joints, small chipping to spines, front covers loosened and firmly held by binding cords. Despite any condition issues, set remains handsome on the shelf with great visual appeal and a unique age patina impossible to recreate in modern bindings.
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Books measure: 8 1/4" H X 5 1/2" W.
Set along the shelf measures: 3".