[Binding, Fine- LÈon Gruel] De Senectute. Marcus Tullius Cicero.
[Binding, Fine- LÈon Gruel] De Senectute
[Binding, Fine- LÈon Gruel] De Senectute

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[Binding, Fine- LÈon Gruel] De Senectute

Norwood, Mass. Privately printed by the Plimpton Press, 1931.

First edition. Tall 4to. Superbly bound by master French binder, LÈon Gruel, (1841-1923), famous for retrospective style bindings in full rich burgundy crushed morocco. This impressive binding has concentric gold gilt ruling in frames with striking corner florets, designed with azured corner tools, gilt spine, five raised bands bearing a single gilt rule and five compartments each with gilt florets and double ruling. Single rule at edges of morocco boards, TEG. Wide dentelles with striking five concentric lines, four of which are gold, and one is brown. Large silk full doublure and flyleaf. Signed in gilt pallet, "GRUEL," at bottom of front dentelle. A magnificent presentation binding by Gruel, in very fine condition.

Price: $3,250.00   Item #4505

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