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DE SAUTY, Alfred, binder; HUGHES, Thomas; DOYLE, Richard, illustrator
Scouring of the White Horse, The
Cambridge: Macmillan and Company, 1859. An Elaborate Binding by Alfred de Sauty DE SAUTY, Alfred, binder. HUGHES, Thomas. DOYLE, Richard, illustrator. The Scouring of the White Horse; or, the Long Vacation Ramble of a London Clerk. By the Author of "Tom Brown's School Days". Illustrated by Richard Doyle. Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., 1859. First edition. Small quarto (6 7/8 x 5 1/4 inches; 175 x 133 mm.). xi, [i, blank], 228, 16 (publishers catalog) pp. Inserted double-page frontispiece. Profusely illustrated throughout by Richard Doyle. Handsomely bound by Alfred de Sauty ca. 1910 (signed in gilt on front turn-in). Full crimson crushed morocco, both covers with a bold and intricate central circular design medallion, comprising petal, leaf, stippling and geometric curving lines. Two concentric gilt ruled lines on the outer edges, with one broken into leaf patterns all along the perimeter. Spine with five raised bands decoratively tooled with similar gilt leaf motif and lettered in gilt in compartments. Gilt board edges and gilt ruled turn-ins, blue-gray endpapers, all edges gilt. Original gilt decorated blue cloth covers and spine bound in at end. A near fine example from Alfred de Sauty's best period. "Alfred de Sauty (1870-1949) was a bookbinder who produced tooled bindings of exceptional delicacy. De Sauty was active in London from approximately 1898 to 1923 and in Chicago from 1923 to 1935. His finest work is thought to be have been accomplished between 1905 and 1914. Many aspects of his life are poorly documented. For instance, scholars are unsure whether, whe … [Click Below for Full Description]
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