Encyclopedie Moderne, Decorative Leather Bound Volumes (18). Decorative French Leather Bindings. Renier, Leon - ENCYCLOPEDIE MODERNE - DICTIONNAIRE ABREGE DES SCIENCES, DES LETTRES, DES ARTS; DE L'INDUSTRIE, DE L'AGRICULTURE ET DU COMMERCE Paris: Firmin Didot Freres, 1855. 18 of 27 volumes, text in French. A partial set volumes 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, bound in half brown Moroccan leather with border embossed pebble cloth covers, spine with raised bands and gold gilt bands and filigree. Mansion Library. NO RESERVE.
This lot was formerly the property of well-known real estate developer Mr. Melvin Simon and his wife, Bren Simon. It is part of the Simon's Asherwood Estate which Mrs. Simon most graciously has gifted to the non-profit Great American Songbook Foundation on whose behalf it is being sold.