11 - 13 July 2000
HAMPSTEAD BINDERY -- Horace and James Smith. Rejected Addresses: or, the New Theatrum Poetarum. London: John Murray, 1833. 8° (171 x 105mm). Engraved portrait by Finden, and 6 wood-engraved text illustrations by G. Cruikshank. Red morocco gilt to a floral and foliate pattern with red, citron and green morocco on-lays, flat spine similarly gilt, vellum liners gilt with pale green painted spray of leaves, gilt edges, signed by the Hampstead Bindery on front free endpaper. Provenance: Mexborough (bookplate).
RAMAGE BINDING -- EPICTETUS. The Golden Sayings of Epictetus. Trans. by H. Crossley. London: 1903. 8° (150 x 96mm). Olive morocco à répétition by Ramage, covers a field of onlaid citron morocco shaped lozenges separated by gold-tooling, dark olive circles at intersections, spine similarly decorated, cream watered silk liners, gilt edges, signed by Ramage on front turn-in (spine lightly faded); and 12 others in the lot, modern fine bindings in morocco by Ramage, Kelliegram, Aurifex, Bumpus, Morley, Rivière, and Bayntun. Sold as a group of bindings, not subject to return. (14)
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