Life of Cellini 1906 by Symonds Brentano's deluxe gilt leather books 2 vols setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[Bevenuto Cellini, "signed" deluxe Gift Bindings, Decorative Leather Books, Italian Artists, Autobiography, Sculpture, Artwork].
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The Life of Bevenuto Cellini, Written by Himself, trans. by John Addington.
Published 1906, Boston by D.B. Updike.
2 Volumes, each c. 350 pages. Text in English. Complete with 40 plates.
"Signed" bindings by Brentano's bindery.
Period grained leather deluxe gift bindings, raised and gilt bands, elaborate gilt designs on cover and spine, turn ins gilt ruled, marbled end papers, top edges gilt. Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive.
Bindings remain clean, tight, and sound. Interior contents bright and clean, largely free of spotting or foxing. Plates protected by original tissue guards.
Lovely two volume gift set that displays a beautiful age patina and lovely shelf appearance.
Books measure: 9 1/2" H X 6 1/4" W.
Set along the shelf measures: 2 1/2".