London: Edward Moxon, 1846.
12mo. Two volumes. Superbly bound by Florence Paget, noted bookbinder who was an early student of Douglas Cockerell, exhibiting at the A&CES exhibition in 1899, and whom Sarah Prideaux looked upon favorably. Both volumes exquisitely bound in full green crushed morocco with attractive flowing Art Nouveau 3/4 inch border designs consisting of flowing fillet vine and tulip blooms, with an additional 16 open flowers at corners and sides on both covers, spine with five raised bands, six panels, two of which contain lettering, and four with similar gilt design motif as covers. Thick dentelles with gilt fillet borders and three open flowers and leaves at each corner. With Paget's signature pallet on rear dentelle: "F. P. 1907."All edges with single gilt fillet rule, and with six gilt rules on top/bottom edges of spine. Fine condition, both volumes. Quite a lovely example of Paget's understated but aesthetic design element. Her bindings are sought-after and quite rare.
Price: $2,750.00 Item #3492