Percy Shelly Complete Poems Poetry 1886 fine Riviere gilt leather bindings 2 vol setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley: Given from his Own Editions and Other Authentic Sources, ed. by H. Buxton Forman.
Published 1886, London by Reeves & Turner.
2 Volumes, each c. 575 pages. Text in English.
Bindings stamped by Riviere Bindery.
Beautiful 1/2 leather bindings, raised gilt bands, compartments elaborately gilt decorated, title and volume on contrasting red and green leather bands, wonderful marbled covers and end papers. Top edges gilt.
Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive.
Joints cracked, but covers remain firm & tight, binding remains clean, tight, and sound. Frontis engravings protected by original tissue guards. Small scuff spots to a couple bands, small chip at base of vol. 1 spine (visible in pic & video), light rubbing overall but still lovely.
Interior remains bright and clean, with minimal signs of spotting or foxing.
Elegant two volume set that retains a beautiful age patina and shelf appearance.
Books measure: 7 5/8" H X 5 1/8" W.
Set along the shelf measures: 3 1/2".