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Gaskell, Mrs
Binding, Fine- Leonard Schwartz, at the Monastery Hill Bindery] Cranford
London: Macmillan and Company, 1891. Large Paper Edition. Large Paper Edition. Superbly bound by Lorenz Schwartz, one of the premier designers and finisher in the history of the US, working with Otto Zahn, S.C. Toof, Roycrofters, and Monastery Hill Binderies. The thick binding measures 10 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches and is signed by The Monastery Hill Bindery on the rear lower turn-in, and again by Schwartz with his characteristic ìLSî monogram 1 4 of the way up the spine on left. Bound in full navy morocco with ìcathedralî-esque design on the front cover made up of vertical lines, ringlets, and the signature Schwartz heart tool. At the bottom of the design space,ìCRANFORDî is spelled out with inlaid turquoise morocco, filled in with all-over gilt stippling. Spine with four raised bands and title (hand-gouged) in second compartment; corresponding ìcathedralî tooling with leaf, fillet, gouge, and ringlet in first and fifth compartments; middle compartment ruled with ringlets at corners; authorís name (also hand-gouged) in fourth compartment. T.E. G. Wide double gilt-ruled dentelles with gilt leaf at each corner, and framing bright turquoise silk moire endpapers. Some light rubbing (primarily to bottom edges), and small spots to front cover. The Large Paper Copy, with illustrations throughout by Hugh Thomson. Fine. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books [Seattle, WA, U.S.A.]

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