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The Adventures of Gil Blas, of Santillane [Extra-Illustrated]

The Adventures of Gil Blas, of Santillane [Extra-Illustrated]

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The Adventures of Gil Blas, of Santillane [Extra-Illustrated]

by LE SAGE; Tobias Smollett, trans

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London: J. Mawman, 1819. Three volumes; octavo (22cm.); full contemporary mottled calf, black gilt spine labels, Vol. III recently rebacked in the same style, all edges speckled brown, later 19th-century endpapers; frontispieces to each volume, that of Vol. II hand-colored; additionally, 43 plates throughout, including 15 hand-colored added plates from the McLean edition published six months later. Leather a bit dried and extremities rubbed, some shallow loss of leather at spine ends of first two volumes, Vol. II shows some soiling to four leaves, else a Very Good and sound set, housed in a recent cloth clam-shell box.


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The Adventures of Gil Blas, of Santillane [Extra-Illustrated]
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The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
Very generally, "leaves" refers to the pages of a book, as in the common phrase, "loose-leaf pages." A leaf is a single sheet...
Calf or calf hide is a common form of leather binding. Calf binding is naturally a light brown but there are ways to treat the...
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...
having had the material covering the spine replaced. ...

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