Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1887.
Two Volumes: Expanded into Extra-Illustrated volumes (see below). Superbly bound by the Monastery Hill Bindery (unsigned, but documented, per below, and through descent provenance) in full maroon crushed morocco with rectilinear design motif, shields, stylized bird, etc on both covers, wide inner dentelles with elaborate gilt ruling. The book has been personally assembled by Ernst Hertzberg, the original founder and principal first binder of the firm in 1902, of the Monastery Hill Binder. From "Exhibit of Bookbinding," St. Louis, Ringer & Hertzberg, 1904, this important documentation explaining the incredible origination of this extra-illustrated volume: "This work was especially gotten up by Ernst Hertzberg for the Universal Exposition of 1904, to show the art of Bookbinding in this line in America. Provenance: Through descent through Hertzberg family and Monastery Hill Bindery. Extra-Illustrated with "many Copper and Steel Plates, Etchings and Photogravures, extended into two volumes," printed on title-page, which has been adapted by Hertzberg to contain additional information. As well, printed in red at bottom of title page: "This was especially gotten up for the Louisiana Purchase Exhibition, St. Louis, 1904, to show the Art of Bookbinding in America by Ernst Hertsberg, 110 Randolf St. Chicago. Spines slightly worn at margins, a nicely preserved set of important historical reference.
Price: $4,250.00 Item #4511