Lot 103: (Fine Bindings) Author: Lao Tzu. Title: Wisdom of the East: The Sayings of Lao Tzu - bound during the Battle of Britain. Place Published: London. Publisher: John Murray. Date Published: (1937). Description: 53 pp. (12mo) 16x11.5 cm (6 1/4x41/2") full green morocco, gilt rule border, spine gilt, gilt-rolled board edges, gilt dentelles, patterned endpapers, all edges gilt. Slipcase. Finely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Inserted at the front is a small slip, signed by George Sutcliffe, reading: "LONDON CARRIES ON!! This book was bound during the Battle of Britain in the Poland Street workshops of Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London, 1941." Condition: Spine sunned; near fine.
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