Large quarto (11.7 x 8 1/2 inches). Jansenist full crushed morocco binding. A stunningly beautiful manuscript on superfine and heavy vellum featuring 15 exquisite hand-illuminated and watercolor-paintings with illuminations, of the highest quality, two of which are full-page, depicting various aspects of childhood pleasure and idyllic countryside in the context of Wordsworth, by Alberto Sangorski. A delicate and highly skilled specimen of Sangorski's craft, with striking gold application, gold tooling and painted watercolor illustrations at the utmost level of excellence and accomplish. 13 leaves, plus 4 blank vellum leaves, mounted on guards. Title in red and gold with full leafy border in tooled gold (with relief) and colors incorporating a portrait miniature of Wordsworth; exquisite full-page frontispiece painting of children at play with two lines of verse; text of the poems on pp. -19, each page with one or more large initials and full illuminated borders, frequently including paintings. Signed in multiple places by Sangorski, with his cypher. Illuminated manuscript, executed 1932, London. Certification leaf at end reads: "This manuscript... was designed, written out and illuminated by Alberto Sangorski. This manuscript will not be duplicated," and is signed by Sangorski. Bound in Jansenist style, full crushed dark blue morocco, spine gilt in six compartments with raised bands, gilt lettering in two, board edges and turn-ins gilt, blue moirÈ silk endleaves. In perfectly fine condition.
Price: $47,500.00 Item #6245