Kelmscott Press in a superb Zaehnsdorf binding

PBA Galleries

2015-11-02 12:15:32


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Lot 142: (Kelmscott Press) Author: Mackail, John William. Title: Biblia Innocentium: Being the Story of God's Chosen People...Written Anew for Children. Place Published: Hammersmith. Publisher: Kelmscott Press. Date Published: 1892. Description: (2) , viii, 249, (1) pp. Woodcut border to first leaf of text; woodcut initial letters throughout. (8vo) 21x14.5 cm (8 1/4x53/4") finely bound in full tan morocco, elaborate acanthus leaf pattern stamped in brown, with borders of gilt and brown rules, matching full morocco doublures with acanthus leaf devices at corners, ruled borders, morocco endleaves with ruled borders, untrimmed, all edges gilt. One of 200 copies printed on paper. A spectacular binding by Zaehnsdorf, with their gilt name stamp on front doublure (dated 1900) and their small pictorial stamp on rear endleaf. Bookplate of M.C.D. Borden on verso of front endleaf and of George Edward Dimock on recto of rear endleaf. The first octavo volume issued by the press. Peterson A9. Condition: Binding a touch sunned at spine and edges; fine. PBA Galleries' Rare Books & Manuscripts Sunday, 1st November 2015 Estimate: $2000-$3000
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