[de Sauty, Alfred- Fabulous ALS Explaining Reasons for His Binding Design] Autograph Letter Signed by de Sauty, "Regarding the "Etchings of Haden," Explaining his Designs for the Binding. Alfred de Sauty.

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[de Sauty, Alfred- Fabulous ALS Explaining Reasons for His Binding Design] Autograph Letter Signed by de Sauty, "Regarding the "Etchings of Haden," Explaining his Designs for the Binding

Offered here is a fabulous autograph letter signed by Alfred de Sauty, one of the greatest American binders in the early 1900's, explaining a design for his binding to a Mr. Little. We once had this very binding, on a large folio-sized book, and we still the etchings which were originally laid into the book, along with this ALS, though when the book came to us about 10 years ago, it did not have this letter. Written by de Sauty in December, 1925 on a sheet of thin paper with printed header, "Instruction Blank," etc, and dated 12/2/25. "Regarding the "Etchings of Haden." I have purposely used small tools & a light design as befits the dainty craft etching... The blind lines may be interpreted, (if so desired) as the defacing lines used by an Etcher when destroying the plate. I have added at the end of the proof... I hope it will interest you as a specimen of the hobby which keeps me away from [gives German name] & other distractions in my spare time. A. de Sauty. PS It would be advisable to stand the box itself out for a day or two, this cloth takes some time to dry." Very good with three fine paper tape pieces to strengthen, but the cover is fully readable. A scarce glimpse into the inner workings of this master binder.

Price: $475.00   Item #5852

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