Oeuvres de Boleau-Despereaux 1810 French set 2 volumes fine decorative leatherBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Oeuvres de Boleau-Despereaux.
Published 1810, Paris by Caille & Ravier.
2 volumes, 196, 180 pages. Text in French. Engraved frontis portrait in volume one.
Period full leather bindings, smooth spines, gilt bands, gilt compartment decorations, gilt title lettering on contrasting leather label, gilt ruled floral cover decorations, marbled end papers, all edges and turn ins gilt decorated in patterns.
Bindings remains clean, tight, and sound. Interior contents show light to moderate age spotting. Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive. A handsome, pocket sized set that retains a lovely shelf appearance.
Books measure: 5" H X 3 1/8" W.
Set along the shelf measures: 1 1/2".