Low acid paper is not brittle. This set can be read. These are limp or semi softcover bindings. Volume one had no writing. I didn't check every volume.
These are limp semi softcover bindings. These are semi softcover bindings which may be bothersome. These display well on a bookcase. Set is over 100 years old. 2022.04.04 DG M10.This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "merchants-rare-books" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.