London, South Kensington
7 June 2010
BINDING -- [ALLESTREE, Richard (1619-1681)]. The Government of the Tongue. The second impression. Oxford: at the Theater, 1674. 8° (187 x 114mm). Imprimatur leaf. (A few light spots, very light marginal browning). Contemporary brown goatskin PROBABLY BY THE QUEENS' BINDER A, the sides tooled with an all-over gilt pattern of drawer-handles, pointillé volutes and fleurons, stars, dots and a roll-tooled border, parts painted black and grey, spine gilt in six compartments, each tooled with a rosette and stars, marbled endpapers, gilt edges (neatly repaired), in a morocco-backed box (spine sunfaded). Provenance: G. Mundy (inscription on endpaper) -- old inscription to Mrs Mundy (endpaper).
A typical and attractive binding by the Queens' Binder A. Davis 117; Madan 3002; Wing A-1134.
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