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Offering an outstanding estate discovery. A set of 16 bound leather books of the complete works of Prescott by William Prescott. Decorated & gilt leather spines, leather corners, full marbelized edges on all 3 sides, and marbelized end papers.

The last date of publication mentioned is 1873. Books have tight spines, leather spines and corners, & are all matching. Published by J B Lippencot Company, Philadelphia. Also included is an additional book that is by Prescotts nephew about his uncle: The Life of Prescott.

The leather pieces are lightly scuffed, the edges and corners of the covers are worn, some light discoloration, there are a few small rips to the marbelized papers and there is very pale minor foxing on some of the first title pages. 99% of the pages are clean. Overall the set is very strong. Smells fresh. Set weighs nearly 24 pounds.

Measures 7 1/4 inches x 5 inches x 1 3/8 inches.

We have been asked to sell the contents of the Ridgely historical estate of Baltimore Maryland. Considered to be one of the most prominent families in Marylands history, reaching back to Colonial times, the Ridgely family was one of the most successful and wealthy in the towns history. See more data at: http://www.umbc.edu/che/hampton/ridgely_family.html

We are currently offering the book collection from the family library. The books have been in storage for over 100 years. A very rare, special offering of books.

Guaranteed antique & authentic. Not a modern reproduction. Satisfaction guaranteed.

(WhiC)

1870s 16 Book Set Prescott World History Works Leather Bound, Ridgely Estate Baltimore

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: leather, paper, paperboard, tissue
  • Feedback: 927 reviews
  • Only ships to United States from California, United States.
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