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Decorative Leather Bindings, Forty-one Volumes.

Auction:
2730B
Lot:
113
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$1,599$1,300

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2730B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 31, 2014 11:00AM

Description:

Decorative Leather Bindings, Forty-one Volumes. John Keats's Poetical Works and Other Writings, New York: Scribner's, 1938, large octavo, Hampstead edition, number 380 of 1,050, bound in half red calf, in eight volumes; William Wordsworth's Greece, London: Orr, 1853, large quarto, illustrated, full red morocco, gilt-extra, a.e.g., one volume; The Novels of Jane Austen, London: Dent, 1906, fifth edition, octavo, color illustrations by C.E. and H.M. Brock, in faded blue half calf, gilt spines, ten volumes; Sir Thomas Malory's La Morte d'Arthur, London: John Russell Smith, octavo, half crushed black morocco, gilt spines, three volumes; Henry David Thoreau's Cape Cod, Cambridge: Riverside, 1904, color illustrations, half red morocco gilt, two volumes; fifteen volumes of letters and works of Charles Lamb, three different mid-19th century editions, ten of the group in full leather, the other five in half leather, all with gilt-tooled spines; [and] The Life of Benvenuto Cellini Written by Himself, New York: Brentano's, 1906, large octavo, half crushed red morocco, t.e.g., spines lettered and tooled in gold, two volumes; the group occupies approximately 4 feet of shelf space. (41)
Estimate $400-600


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London, John Keats, William Wordsworth, Greece, Jane Austen, Thomas Malory, John Russell Smith, Henry David Thoreau, Cape Cod, Charles Lamb, Cambridge

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