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de Sauty] The Etchings of Sir Francis Seymour Haden, P.R. E.

London: Halton and Truscott Smith, 1923.

First edition. Large quarto. Sumptuously bound by Donnelley [stamped in gilt pallet, front dentelle]: designed and finished by Alfred de Sauty in full crushed dark green morocco with lavish central circular gilt designs, inlaid red morocco "H" square blindstamped sectons each with gilt dots and four leaf and heart devices at the corners, repeated on both covers. Spine with raised bands, six gilt panels; inner dentelles with gilt ruling and similar leaf and heart devices. A magnificent, lavish binding by de Sauty, made more enchanting by the following: on one of the last page (following original cloth covers and spine) is a special printed page with ornate gilt stamped box and label: "This Book" after which is printed in pen: "...was sewn by E. Dvorak, [was] forwarded by J. Todd, [was] designed & finished by 'Alfred de Sauty. Dec 1st, 1925' the latter written in long-hand by de Sauty. Margins of spine on cover slightly worn, else fine. Exceedingly scarce thus, and probably shown in one of the Donnelly exhibitions. Nice matching felt-lined contemporary slipcase. Bookplate of Neva & Guy Littell. Littell was the president of the R. R. Donnelley.

Price: $3,250.00 Item #2120
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