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Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
Binding, Fine- Hampstead Bindery] Sonnets from the Portuguese
George Bell and Sons, London, 1898. 5 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. Bound in dark brown morocco by The Hampstead Bindery with an attractive Art Nouveau design motif on both covers made up of curved gouges and floral tooling. Vertical title in gilt to spine with innovative off-setting to cascading letters filling the entire spine with gilt lettering. Wide and attractive gilt-tooled dentelles featuring similar designs as cover, with doublures of Japan vellum and two fillet gilt ruled borders and with "The Hampstead Bindery," stamped in gilt along the lower edge. Thick gilt-ruled Japan vellum flyleaves. Decorated borders and initials by J.A. Duncan and Christopher Dean. Some spots to covers and light rubbing to extremities and bumping to corners.
Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books [Seattle, WA, U.S.A.]
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