[Binding, Fine- Albert Oldach Presentation Binding] The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1935.
4to. Superbly bound by Albert Oldach, accomplished American bookbinder, who took over his father's bindery (Frederick, J. M.), Oldach and Company, in the early 1900's, a successful bindery in Philadelphia that bound editions of Whitman and other notable authors in 19th Century. Exquisite full crushed dark blue morocco with bold gilt design and patterning on both covers and spine, five raised bands, gilt panels. Especially of note are the wonderful full morocco doublures, much more elaborately tooled and than the covers, and each with a central inlaid maroon morocco face, large groupings of vine and blossoms, including a central tree design, and the front doublure with gilt Presentation: "George N. J. Sommer/ 1936." Sommer was a prominent surgeon. AEG. Beautiful maroon silk mauve endsheets. Book and binding are perfectly fine.
Price: $2,250.00 Item #4698