Feb 25, 2020
[Antiquarian Books, Decorative Leather Bindings, Roman Empire,
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The Greatness and Decline of Rome, by Guglielmo Ferrero. Trans. by Alfred Zimmerman.
Published c. 1910, New York by G. P. Putnam’s Sons.
5 volumes, each c. 375 pages. Text in English. Frontis engraving protected by original tissue guard in first vol.
Period 1/2 leather binding, raised and gilt bands, gilt ruled compartments, title and volume in gilt, marbled covers and end papers. Top edge gilt.
Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive.
Front joints slightly weakened, small scuffing and flaking to leather, some spine heads very slightly chipped, but bindings remain clean, tight, and sound.
Interior contents clean and with a very pleasing age patina, a couple pages in 2 or 3 books rather roughly opened and with jagged edges.
Lovely monumental early 20th century history of Rome that retains a stately and handsome shelf appearance.
Books measure: 8 7/8″ H X 6″ W.
Set along the shelf measures: 8″.