London, South Kensington
29 November 1996
EDWARD VII (1841-1910)
[MICHELANGELO] The Sonnets of Michelangelo Buonarroti. Translated by John Addington Symonds, Portland, Maine: Thomas B. Mosher, 1897, 8°, number 72 of 100 numbered copies on Japan vellum, INSCRIBED BY EDWARD VII: "For Pamela Lytton from Edward R, Xmas 1903," contemporary dark brown morocco by the GUILD OF WOMEN-BINDERS, covers tooled in gilt with art nouveau pattern of twining stems incorporating red and brown morocco onlays as tulip heads and leaves, flat-backed spine lettered and decorated in gilt, light brown morocco doublures with contrasting pattern of intertwining flower stems and red morocco onlays as petals, vellum endpapers (upper joints split).
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