[Binding, Fine- Miss Florence Leicester] Essays of Elia (Large Paper)
London: David Stott, 1889.
12mo. Two Volumes. Attractive Arts & Crafts style binding by Miss Florence Leicester (inscribed in pencil at back of volume 1, "bound by Miss Florence Leicester) and signed in gilt pallet on rear dentelle: "19- F-M-L- 02, in crushed tan morocco with shamrock and petal design, flowers and vines on both covers (i.e. repeated four times), gilt-ruled dentelles and spines with similar motif. Large paper edition; one of one hundred copies [unnumbered]. White endpapers with ruled dentelles, featuring shamrocks in each corner. All edges gilt. With the bookplate of Alonzo Weston Kimball, noted collector of rare books and fine art. Little is known about Florence Leicester, except to say that she was very accomplished and no doubt studied under one of the major bookbinders in London at the turn of the century. Some light rubbing and spine slightly faded. Very small closed crack to the top of the front hinge on vol. II. Only 100 Copies Printed. Both volumes and contents near fine.
Price: $1,750.00 Item #3608