Wieland Sammtliche Werke 1825 beautiful 52 vol book set w/ fine platesAntiqueMapsPrints.com
Complete 52-volume set.
By Christoph Martin Wieland
Each volume c. 250-300 pp. Most volumes with a engraved frontis= c.45-50 fine plates throughout.
Full contemporary green paper covered boards, smooth spines with gilt decoration, devices & black gilt leather labels, owner's name stamped in gilt on red oval morocco labels to front boards, boards outlined in gilt patterns, wonderful engraved frontispieces throughout.
The engraved near miniature frontispieces are often charming allegorical images, well executed, richly printed, and are all signed in the plate by the engraver.
Attractive, rare, monumental huge set of charming, early-19th century bindings which are utterly unique in shelf appearance.
Set shows clear signs of usage, rubbing, small scuffing, light soiling and age, but as the pictures show, still a noble and very handsome looking old set of leather bound books. Textblocks square, tight, clean-moderately toned with some light scattered foxing throughout, which is most often heaviest on the engraved plates.
Worthy of any library shelf or museum.
Sets like this display character. Slight wear to an old object gives it a modern appeal which we believe exceeds the same item in untouched almost perfect condition.
Each volume measures c. 4" W x 5" H.
Measures c. 52" W across shelf. (4' 4")
[note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.]
Set is priced at $20 a volume.