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Designer Binding]. Le GALLIENNE, Richard (translator)
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. A Paraphrase from Several Literal Translations
Grant Richards, London. London, Grant Richards, 1897. Tall octavo (237 × 120 mm), xvi, 86 pages. Contemporary full morocco lettered and extensively decorated in brown on the spine (in compartments, with a bunch of grapes as the motif), with integrated decorations and double-ruled lines on the front and rear boards (a one-off designer binding signed by Margaret Chapman with her initials at the rear); leather lightly marked and rubbed; top edge dyed, others uncut; an excellent copy. The following is printed on the verso of the half-title, facing the title page: 'Of this book there is a very limited edition printed on Japanese vellum numbered and signed by the Author'. This copy is not numbered or signed, nor is it printed on Japanese vellum, so it may well be a copy of the text block of the trade edition. The paper is watermarked '1895 Unbleached Arnold', one of the earliest manufactured imitation handmade papers. Margaret Chapman (? - circa 1945) 'was one of the first professional craft bookbinders in Australia. She established her Sassafrass Bindery in the Dandenongs (Victoria) in the early years of the century. [She] . had trained at Melbourne's National Gallery School in 1905-06, and under the leading craft bookbinding firm of Sangorski & Sutcliffe in London. Her work dominated the bookbinding sections of the exhibitions of the Arts and Crafts Society of Victoria from its inception in 1908 until 1923 and, as one of very few practitioners of the craft, she was frequently called upon for demonstrations and for advice to those wishing to take it. In 1910 Chapman wrote an art … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Michael Treloar Booksellers ANZAAB/ILAB [Adelaide, SA, Australia]

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