Good+ Contemporary gilt-ruled blue calf, gilt-stamped lettering and ornament in spine compartments (5 raised bands), a.e.g., inside gilt dentelles, decorative endpapers; volumes 1-4, 12mo. Richly illustrated with etchings by Reveil. Leaves printed, illustrated, and numbered on the recto only. Text in French. Front board of Volume 2 detached. Front board of Volume 4 heavily scratched, and spine lettering chipped. Otherwise all volumes a bit scuffed along joints and edgs of boards; lightly chipped at spine tips; some light foxing to prelims and terminals, but overall internally bright and clean. A pretty little set, worthy of repair.
Very Good. Complete 17 volume set. Bound in fine 3/4 moroccan leather over marbled boards. Hardcover. Very good bindings and covers. Top edge gilt. London [Paris, Printed by Rignoux, etc. ] 1829-34. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.
Reveil. Very good. Some wear at heads of spine. End-papers sunned. Minor foxing and spots throughout, but excellant shape given their age.V.G. 17 volume set. Includes: illustrations, index. Handsomely bound in blue leather decorated by "fleur de lys" motif in center and corners. End-papers decorated with same red lily motif on gold background. Spine of 6 panels with gilt tooling and lettering. 7.25 " x 4.5". Original French and English paper covers bound in at rear. Publication dates 1828 to 1833. Over 1000 wonderfully delicate etchings by Reveil with insightful commentary by Duchesne Senior. Printed by Rignoux.
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