Item #2261 [Gilbert, W. S.] "Bab" Ballads, Much Sound and Little Sense. W. S. Gilbert.

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[Gilbert, W. S.] "Bab" Ballads, Much Sound and Little Sense

London: George Routledge, [1868].

First edition thus. Superb full light brown crushed morocco binding by Wood nearly matching a famous design by Constance Karslake documented in one of the Guild of Women Binders prospectuses and shown in Studio, 1899-1900, with quite a few variations, but the overall stylistic composition is strikingly similar, and thus a curious 'copy' by a noted binder.Superb workmanship as found in nearly all Wood bindings, with a plethora of gilt patterning, including both covers, spine and both dentelles. Signed by woo in gilt pallet, front dentelle. Margins of spine sl. wear, else fine. AEG. A classic illustrated book with wonderful woodcuts by Gilbert throughout.

Price: $2,250.00   Item #2261

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