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LEATHER Set;BOSWELL'S LIFE of SAMUEL JOHNSON! calf antique library works travel
- Please email me if you would like to see additional images. JAMES BOSWELL's:LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON."Including a Journal of His Tour to The Hebrides."With numerous additions and notes."And upwards of fifty engraved illustrations."Complete in 10 volumes, as stated on the title pages.Boswell's Life of Johnson is considered by scholars to be the greatest biography written in the English language. It is therefore an important piece of literature and an important part of any antiquarian library or collection.Printed in 1853.This set is over 160 YEARS OLD.Bound in full, polished, calf-leather bindings.Polished calf leather bindings display exceptionally well and are highly desirable.These are full leather bindings. Full leather bindings were more expensive to produce, and are highly desirable! Gilded spines with 4 gilded roses, and 3 leather labels. Dual ruled framing over covers, trimmed edges and turn ins.Marbled end papers. Illustrated with over 50 steel engraved plates and fold-outs, all present and intact.London, Henry Bohn.Printed in 1853.6 3/4 inches tall. These take up 10 inches of shelf space. In VERY GOOD, Near MINT Condition. These look even better in person, the flash from my camera made it hard to capture their detail. The leather is very supple and fresh. All hinges are 100% fully attached. Very fresh, printed on quality paper. These are all tightly bound. Wide margins. Near free of any trace of foxing. Some light signs of usage wear/rubs, general rubs or abrasion, early name dated 1905. This is an exceptionally gorgeous set, bound in the highest quality gilded calf-leather bindings!! This set would make an excellent gift and/or addition to any fine library. Antiquarian books make a great investment, are only going up in value, and are sure to increase the aura of any room or office! I will pack this set very securely to ensure safe arrival at your doorstep.All books are individually wrapped and professionally padded.We double wrap, and will leave plenty of space between this purchase and the walls of the box. We fill this space with plenty of padding to provide additional protection during shipping. Customer Service is important to me. A full refund is offered, if the item is not as described. My goal is complete customer satisfaction. Please contact me with any questions. This set should ship out within 48 hours, and each volume will be individually wrapped and protected for shipping.This set will only ship via UPS or USPS Priority Mail. Media Mail is not offered for the protection of these books.I will ship internationally via USPS Priority Mail, which may take a couple weeks to arrive,This set is priced to sell.#1921 [Attributes: Soft Cover]
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