Sappho & Anacreon Ancient poetry 1882 Avril illustrations leather book beautifulBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
Ancient lyrical poetry- Sappho & Anacreon. Beautiful 19th century fine leather binding, 'signed" at base of front pastedown by Ramage(?), London.
Period full grained morocco, raised bands, compartments with gilt floral devices, covers outline ruled with corner and edge floral devices, ornate gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Excellent engraved custom book plate to front paste-down.
A complete, clean and well preserved example. Small minor scuffing to spots, slight wear and bumping to corner tips, otherwise fresh, clean, well preserved and pleasing book.
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Poesies de Anacreon et de Sapho.
1882, Paris, A. Quantin, Imprimeur-Editeur.
pp. 111. Illustrations by P. Avril. Lovely miniature mythological color lithographed illustrations throughout, all set within vegetation swags.
Books measure: 5 1/2" H X 3 3/4" W.