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George Bernard Shaw
Fine binding by Donnelley] Saint Joan. A Chronicle Play in Six Scenes and an Epilogue
London: Constable & Co, 1924. Shaw, George Bernard. Saint Joan. A Chronicle Play in Six Scenes and an Epilogue. Illustrated with 16 mounted and titled color and sepia sketches and stage settings by Charles Ricketts. One of 750 copies printed by R. & R. Clark on watermarked Batchelor handmade paper. Bound in full burgundy morocco by R.R. Donnelley & Sons, Chicago with gilt central motif of a sword with green morocco black-stamped inlays to both covers. Spine ruled, tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, with five raised bands. Turn-ins tooled in gilt. Top edge gilt. Housed in matching custom quarter morocco pull-off case, made with original board papers. Some plates with creases at corner (common for this title). Folio; measures approx. 10.75" x 15.5". A few minor spots of rubbing to binding, but overall, a beautiful copy. Pull-off case has marks to paper covers and wear to spine. "For thirteen years [1923-1935], the Extra Bindery [at Donnelley] was headed by the distinguished English bookbinder Alfred de Sauty, who was recruited by T. E. Donnelley from the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London. De Sauty immediately set the standard for American bookbinding when he hired three European-trained bookbinders, William Anson, Basil Cronk, and Leonard Mounteney. As was the European tradition, hand-binding at RR Donnelley was a team effort. The head of the bindery generally established the design and specified the materials. From there, a book passed through the hands of several staff members, each responsible for a particular aspect of the process; sewing, backing, too … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Under the Hill Books [St Louis Park, MN, U.S.A.]

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