Willcox, Ella Wheeler
Poems of PassionLondon: Gay and Bird, 1903.
First edition. Extremely rare binding executed by Miss M. Marshall and Edith J. Gedye (with their collaborative monogram on rear dentelle, "M & G 1905"). Superb light tan pigskin with elaborate inlaid red and green florets comprising stylized petal and flower motif, inlaid red spheres and stippling throughout, gilt ruled dentelles. Miss Marshall was a binder at 5 Bloomsbury Square where Sangorski and Sutclissfe had their first bindery in the early 1900's and worked collaboratively with Edith J. Gedye early on in their careers. They exhibited their bindings in 1903 and 1906 at A&CES Exhibitions and were active selling their work through 1907 (see Tidcombe). As well, Gedye went on to produce excellent quality bindings up to 1920. The binding here represents an early collaboration of these two fine women binders. Some corner wear, slight wear. A rare binding indeed.
Price: $2,200.00 Item #2257
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