JULY 14 - SEPTEMBER 19, 1997
BOUND TO PLEASE
A SUPPLEMENTAL EXHIBITION OF FINE LEATHER BINDINGS
FROM THE BIENES CENTER FOR THE LITERARY ARTS COLLECTIONS
Daniel DeFoe (1661?-1731). The life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Embellished with engravings from drawings by Thomas Stothard. In two volumes. London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1820. 2 vols. 22.5 x 15 cm.
Full tan pigskin, black French fillets with corner decorations within single fillet frame on front and back boards, raised bands with six panels on spine, four with black decorations and two with suthor and title in gilt, marbeled end papers, top edge gilt, all edges cut.
Bound by Bennett of New York.
C.H. Gifford. History of the Wars Occaisioned by the French Revolution, from the Commencement of Hostilities in 1792, to the end of the year 1816; Embracing a Complete History of the Revolution...London: Printed and Published by W. Lewis, 1817. 2 vols. 27 x 22 cm.
Full mottled brown calf, gilt leaf and flower fillet border on front and back boards, rasied bands with six panels with black onlaid strips and gilt decoration and lettering on spine, marbled end papers and edges.
Edward Bulwer Lytton (1803-1873). Bulwer's Works. Boston: Dana Estes & Company, 1851. 2 vols. Of 32. 23 x 16 cm. Edition des Amateues, #16/74.
Full tan calf with red and green Spanish marbling, French fillets within double fillet frame on front and back boards, raised bands with gold decorations on spine, inside bentelles, marbledd end papers, top edge gilt, others uncut.
Alain Rene Le Sage (1668-1747). The adventures of Gil Blas of Santillana, newly translated from the French of A.R. LeSage, by Martin Smart. In Four Volumes. London: Printed for Richard Phillips, 1807. 4 vols. 16 x 10 cm.
Full maroon calf, double gilt fillet frame on front and back boards, single fillet on all board edges, raised bands with six panels with gilt decorations and lettering on spine, inner dentelles, marbled end papers, all edges gilt.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834). The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Illustrated by Edward W. Wilson with an introduction by John Livingston Lowes. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1945. 68p. 29 x 22 cm. Signed by Wilson, limited edition, #269/1500.
Full tan ostrich, gilt lettering on spine, illustrated end papers, all edges cut.
Henriette Vendrome, Duchesse de (b.1870). Norte Voyage en Afrique (Algerie, Tunisie, Maroc). Reproduction integrale du manuscrit de S.A.R. Madame la Duchess de Vendome avec une introduction de M. Louis Bertrand. Paris: Editions de la Gazette des Beaux-Arts, 1928. 249p. 24 x 21 cm. Exemplaire No. 301.
Half calf with gilt rules and marble paper on front and back boards, raised bands with six panels on spine, one panel with maroon leather author/title label lettered in gilt and five panels of gilt decoration, marbled end papers, top edge gilt, others uncut.
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