Item #1980 Mouteney, fine bindingForty Years of Opera in Chicago. Fine- Mouteney. Moore Binding, Edward C.

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Mouteney, fine bindingForty Years of Opera in Chicago

New York: Horace Liveright, 1930.

First printing. Superb full crushed burnt orange morocco binding by Leonard Mouteney (signed in front turn-down: "Designed and Finished by L. Mounteney." A famous finisher binder for Riviere & Sons of London, Mouteney later migrated over to the Lakeside Press (along with De Sauty) and did their finest work in the early 1930's. A gorgeous finely gilt tooled binding with flower baskets, harps, strapwork designs, stars ruling and stipling on both covers and spine, gilt dentelles, bright red silk endsheets and marbled endsheets after that. AEG. 4to. Photographs throughout. A superb example of the finest to come out of the Donnelley Bindery (Lakeside Press), by one of its most celebrated bookbinders. A pristine copy.

Price: $2,250.00   Item #1980