Lot 562: Bennet (Whitman, binder)

DominicWinter

2015-09-09 13:54:04

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Lot 562: Bennet (Whitman, binder). The Good Companions, by J. B. Priestley, first edition, Heinemann, 1929, half-title, with inscription "1954. I saw Whitman Bennett create this binding. In an interval of our discussion about the book, in a restaurant, he sketched the Pierrot figure on a paper napkin. Lillias Livingston Bailey", all edges gilt, watered silk free endpapers, purple morocco, signed "Bennett N Y", spine slightly faded and joints rubbed, gilt decorated raised bands, gilt lettered to second and fourth comparments, remaineder filled with gilt tool, imprint and date to foot, double ruled border filled with roundel and dot tool, 'Pierrot figure' gilt to upper board, green morocco pastedowns, gilt lettered dedication to upper pastedown and owner's name to lower, with purpose-made slip case, 8vo. (1) Dominic Winter's Printed Books and Maps Auction September 2015 Wednesday, 16th September 2015 Estimate: £100-150
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