3 December 2010
[EDWARDS OF HALIFAX, bindery]. -- La Compagne de la Jeunesse, ou Entretiens d'Une Institutrice avec son Eleve. London: Chez Edwards, 1791.
2 volumes, 12o (172 x 100 mm). (Some light spotting.) Contemporary "Etruscan" calf, covers with gilt roll border of pentaglyph and metope enclosing a stained border of classical palmettes, gilt roll of Greek key pattern and central tree calf panel, spine in 6 compartments with 5 raised bands, black moroccco gilt lettering-piece in one compartment, a repeated gilt panel enclosing a blind urn ornament in the rest, edges gilt concealing fore-edge paintings of KIRKLEES HALL, YORKSHIRE and WILTON CASTLE, YORKSHIRE (upper hinge in volume 1 and lower hinge in volume 2 cracked, corners lightly bumped); modern quarter leather folding case. Provenance: ESS (pen and ink calligraphic bookplate); Estelle Doheny (bookplate; her sale Christie's New York, 21 February 1989, lot 1932).
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