China 1902 history books by Capt. Brinkley well illustrated leather 3 vols. decorativeBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[China, Travels, History, Literature, Decorative Leather Bindings].
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China: Its History, Arts, and Literature, by Captain F. Brinkley. "Satsuma" Edition.
Published 1902, Boston by J.B. Millet Company.
3 [of 4] volumes, each c. 275 pp. and well illustrated with 54 full page plates. Text in English.
Great content, set was limited to 500 examples in this binding.
Period 1/2 leather bindings, spine decorated with floral devices with inlaid colored leather, marbled covers and end papers, top edges gilt, full page plates (often color) with lettered tissue guards.
Leather is dried with surface flaking, scuffing and small chipping at spine ends.
Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive. Incomplete set consecutively numbered, each volume stands alone and the content within is complete unto the given volume, so there are no "loose ends" or incomplete writings.
Books measure: 9 1/2" H X 6 1/2" W.
Set along the shelf measures: 5".