[Binding, Fine- Leighton] Sakoontala, or, the Lost Ring
Hertford: Stephen Austin, 1855.
First printing. Bound handsomely by John Leighton (signed Leighton, Brewer, Si, i.e. "Brewer Street) on verso of front fly, in full crimson morocco with rich gold tooling consisting of floral ornaments, navy morocco circular inlays on all four corners, on both covers, spine with similar design, tooling and inlays, gilt dentelles, marbled endsheets. The rare first edition of this classic, with pictorial title, text illustrations, ornaments and page borders in oriental style in colors and gold. Corners somewhat bumped, slight scratch on rear cover, near fine. A nice example of Leighton's work.
Price: $2,250.00 Item #4504
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