[Binding, Fine- Garret] Delia Bathing and Celia's Doves. Marquis De Pezay, Claude Joseph Dorat.

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[Binding, Fine- Garret] Delia Bathing and Celia's Doves.

London: Vizetelly & Co., [1890].

Exquisite full morocco inlaid binding signed in rear turn-in, "The Garret." A striking binding in the manner of the Guild of Women Binders or the closely allied Hampstead Bindery, featuring Nouveau-style wandering stems with onlay green leaves and terminating in red onlay flower designs, orange onlay designs, elaborate gilt fillet on both covers, spine and dentelles. A wonderfully conceived binding and no doubt the work of an experienced binder, perhaps executed by Guido Bruno (1884-1942), known as "the Barnum of Bohemia," who worked out of an establishment in NYC called, "The Garret" (note same spelling). It was known that for a fee, tourists could observe "genuine Bohemian" artists at work there, and in 1916, the New York Times reported a fire at the premises which destroyed art treasures, rare manuscripts and books. Translated by H. G. Keene. Illustrated with copper engravings after C. Eisen. Limited to 1000 Copies, 250 for Sale in the U. S., and Numbered #3. Some foxing throughout, occasionally heavy. Binding is near fine. A rare and splendid example of early 20th Century bookbinding.

Price: $3,500.00   Item #2572