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Decorative Bindings, Sets, Washington Irving (1783-1859) Works , Author's Autograph Edition.

Auction:
3040B
Lot:
250
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$1,476$1,200

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3040B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 12, 2017 11:00AM

Description:

Decorative Bindings, Sets, Washington Irving (1783-1859) Works, Author's Autograph Edition. New York & London: Putnam's, 1895-1897. Forty octavo volumes uniformly bound in full dark green morocco by the Knickerbocker Press, with suede doublures and endleaves; volume I of Alhambra containing one manuscript leaf in Irving's hand, inscribed over one page, with the Bonneville map but not the Columbus map; some rubbing to the occasional binding, one chewed by a dog with loss of leather to the foot of the spine, 8 x 5 in. (40)
Estimate $500-700


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Keywords

Bonneville, Columbus, London, American literature, Book design, Bookbinding, G. P. Putnam's Sons, Knickerbocker, Knickerbocker Group, Leather, Publishing, Romanticism, Visual arts, Washington Irving

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