7 June 2006
'ELIOT, George' [Mary Ann EVANS] (1819-1880). Works. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood, 1901.
10 volumes, 8° (211 x 142mm). Photogravure frontispieces by the Swan Electric engraving Co. after Edgar Bundy, W. Hatherell, Byam Shaw, Max Cowper, Maurice Greiffenhagen, Edmund J. Sullivan, et al. Half-titles and titles printed in red and black. (Occasional light spotting.) Contemporary art nouveau blue morocco gilt over marbled boards by Bayntun, Bath, spines with 2 raised bands, upper compartment lettered in gilt, main compartment with stylised design of 3 flowers with petals painted in white, foot decorated with 3 leaf tools on a pointillé ground, top edge gilt, others uncut (spines slightly faded, occasional light rubbing to paint). Provenance: William Graham (pencilled ownership signature) -- [Henry Sotheran, Ltd (bookseller's tickets)].
THE LIBRARY EDITION IN A FINE ART NOUVEAU BINDING BY BAYNTUN. (10)
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