• Fine Printed Books and Manuscr auction at Christies

    Sale 2227

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    4 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 168

    [BINDING -- DOVES BINDERY]. IRVING, Washington (1783-1859). Old Christmas. London: Macmillan and Co., 1876.

    Price Realised  

    [BINDING -- DOVES BINDERY]. IRVING, Washington (1783-1859). Old Christmas. London: Macmillan and Co., 1876.

    8o. Frontispiece, 7 plates, and numerous illustrations in text by Randolph Caldecott. Dark green morocco gilt, corners decorated with hearts and leaves within double fillet gilt borders, spine in six compartments, gilt-lettered in one, gilt design with hearts and leaves in others, gilt turn-ins, edges gilt by Cobden Sanderson for the Doves Bindery, signed on rear turn-in "19 C-S 05." Provenance: William F. Gable (bookplate).

    [With:]

    [DOVES BINDERY]. IRVING. Bracebridge Hall. London: Macmillan and Co., 1877.

    8o. 4-page publisher's advertisements bound at end. Frontispiece, 7 plates, and numerous illustrations in text by Randolph Caldecott. Dark green morocco gilt, corners decorated with floral design with double fillet gilt borders, spine in six compartments, gilt-lettered in one, others with gilt floral design, gilt turn-ins, edges gilt by Cobden Sanderson for the Doves Bindery, signed on rear turn-in "19 C-S 05." Provenance: William F. Gable (bookplate).
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