The spines of these books are in a rustic state. The gold embossing looks like bronze that has turned green in spots. The top and bottom edges are frayed and stained.The front and back covers are slightly spotted; the two pictures with only two books are the best and worst examples of spotting. The interior of the books are a different story. The pages and bindings are beautiful and in fine condition. There are no illustrations in these books. I guarantee youll find orange paper chips from the cases in your packaging. The item "Plutarchs Lives Plutarch Limited Editions Club" is in sale since Monday, December 3, 2018. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "madyosemite6" and is located in San Diego, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.