17th Feb, 2022 10:00 EST

Books and Manuscripts

 
  Lot 68
 

68

[Fine Bindings] [Bennett] Dobson, Austin
The Ballad of Beau Brocade and other Poems of the XVIIIth Century

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., 1892. First and limited edition thus, #428/450 numbered copies of the Large Paper Edition. 4to. xiii, 89 pp. Profusely illustrated by Hugh Thomson. Bound in full scarlet morocco, elaborately gilt, with blue, black, green, white, and tan leather onlays on front board; marbled endpapers; top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed, some leaves unopened; enclosed in a linen-covered slip case; by Bennett. A fine copy.

A lovely example from The Bennett Book Studios, a fine book bindery in New York City established in the late 1920s by bookman and binder Whitman Bennett (1884-1968).

From the library of bibliophile and long-standing Grolier Club member David Allen Fraser (1911-2003).

Sold for $2,142
Estimated at $600 - $900


 

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., 1892. First and limited edition thus, #428/450 numbered copies of the Large Paper Edition. 4to. xiii, 89 pp. Profusely illustrated by Hugh Thomson. Bound in full scarlet morocco, elaborately gilt, with blue, black, green, white, and tan leather onlays on front board; marbled endpapers; top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed, some leaves unopened; enclosed in a linen-covered slip case; by Bennett. A fine copy.

A lovely example from The Bennett Book Studios, a fine book bindery in New York City established in the late 1920s by bookman and binder Whitman Bennett (1884-1968).

From the library of bibliophile and long-standing Grolier Club member David Allen Fraser (1911-2003).

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