Five volumes, cloth boards with leather spines and corners, 5 raised bands & gilt lettering and decoration to spine; all edges gilt. Excellent engravings throughout. Pages are clean, unmarked, and with a notable lack of foxing: pages are still very bright, plates in fine condition. Tissue guards present on plates; engraved title page. Gilt still bright, corners rubbed, leather treated recently. Top of front hinge of volume 1 has a hairline split down to first band. Overall, a better-than-usual copy of this set. Includes biographical introduction by Hjalmar Boyesen. Bookplate of Emily Ivers Meier. A great addition to a home library of beautiful editions of classics. Extra postage required for international shipping: please inquire before ordering. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Works of Goethe, Illustrated By the Best...
Publisher: Philadelphia: George Barrie, 188
Publication Date: 1885
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Philadelphia: George Barrie, 1885, 1885. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Small folio, 30*22.5*23cm (L*W*H), wt:13kg. Some small, unobtrusive repairs to outer covers by professional recoloring, otherwise an almost new set. Bound in red cloth with full leather backstrips. Covers elaborately stamped in gilt, with blind-stamped rear covers. All volumes have gilt edges and marble endpapers. Pages are bright and clean, lavishly illustrated with wood and steel plates and vignettes. Amazingly beautiful. Almost impossible to find a better set. Seller Inventory # ABE-15421806364