Art Nouveau 1904 Book bindings x 4 morocco gilt decorations floral onlaysBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Splendid deluxe 1904 Art Nouveau-era decorative gilt leather bindings.
Uniformly bound, special limited #2 of 150 total examples, a rare early 20th century deluxe limited edition production. Four assorted volume survival, originally part of a larger (very rare) set and due to the vicissitudes of time, now found together here as seen.
Crushed red morocco leather, raised bands, spine compartments ornately gilt stamped with tiny oval onlays. Covers similarly splendidly gilt decorated with floral corner devices containing tiny contrasting color onlays, intricate floral gilt inner dentelles, hand-swirled marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt, deckled edges, illustrated, plates in two states, hand coloring in each.
All remain complete, clean, fresh, tight, well preserved examples. Clearly rarely handled since their creation, seemingly sitting undisturbed for 100 years in some obscure corner of this library.
Ex-library books, fortunately displaying only old internal bookplates and rear pockets, minimal exterior evidence.
Very beautiful books individually & together on the shelf, each much superior to typical book bindings (cloth or leather) produced during this same era.
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The Sermons of Mr. Yorick, In Two Volumes, Vol. 1 & 2, by Laurence Sterne.
The Letters of Laurence Sterne to His Most Intimate Friends, In Three Volumes, Vol. 1 & 2 (only), by Wilbur L. Cross.
1904, New York, J.F. Taylor & Company.
Books measure: 9 1/2" H X 6 1/4" W.
Set along the shelf measures: 5 1/4".