Washington Irving Life & Letters 1864 beautiful 4 vol. leather set w/ engravingsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Life and Letters of Washington Irving, by Pierre M. Irving.
Published 1864, New York by G.P. Putnam.
4 volumes, each c. 450 pages. Text in English. Frontis portrait in each volume protected by tissue guard.
Period 1/2 leather binding, raised and gilt bands, title and volume on contrasting black leather label, gilt compartments with central gilt motif, marbled covers, edges, and end papers.
Some rubbing on covers and edges, but any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive.
Bindings remain clean, tight, and sound.
Interior contents display a uniform age patina, with minimal spotting or age foxing. Overall, a lovely antiquarian set with a wonderful shelf appearance.
Books measure: 7 3/4" H X 5 1/2" W.
Set along the shelf measures: 5".