This is the complete french 1703 edition of P. A. Samson’s Histoire de Guillaume III, nine books in three volumes, with full leather covers (app. 4.25″ x 6.25″), all of which are securely attached, but with surface wear, including areas of lost surface material (see photos).
The spines, with 5 raised bands, are straight, but with surface crackling.
All the lettering is legible, but faded. The first two volumes have title pages with red and black lettering. The third volumes lacks that page, but has all other pages, beginning with the front page of book 7.
The bindings are tight in all 3 volumes, with no other missing and no loose pages. There are light stains to a number of pages, particularly the end pages. Most pages are unstained. All the lettering is unfaded and legible.
The only attachments are a bookplate to the inside front cover of volume 1 (fax mentis incendium gloriae) and what appears to be a personal library number to the outside top corner of each inside front cover (HF 9, HF 10, HF 11). There are a few notations, but almost all pages have none.
There is foxing to the page edges, but the page faces, other than light sunning, and the above-mentioned water stains, have few stains. These are in very good condition for their edge, the one missing page being the most notable flaw. The above photos are accurate reflections of the range of conditions.
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