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PRIDEAUX, SARAH T.
AN HISTORICAL SKETCH OF BOOKBINDING; WITH A CHAPTER ON EARLY STAMPED BINDINGS BY E. GORDON DUFF
London: Lawrence & Bullen, 1893. First Edition. 8vo (7 7/8 x 5 7/8). pp. 309. Unsigned Arts & Crafts bookbinding binding likely by a student of Cobden-Sanderson in full red calf with a design composed in gold on the front and rear boards of a series of 4 concentric ruled rectangles decorated with Tudor roses and five-pointed stars; the title and author in the outer border running from the bottom of the binding up the left side and down the right. The spine has 5 raised bands with two compartments containing the author and titles, and the remaining compartments decorated with Tudor roses and five-pointed stars. The binder used the original free endpapers from this first edition (a reproduction of an 18th century Nuremberg endpaper described by Prideaux in the preface) to create the paste-downs; dentelles decorated in gold with two rules connected by two square floral forms and three five-pointed stars at each corner; cut edges with the top edge stained dark red.The present binding was likely that of a Cobden-Sanderson student. A partially indistinct penciled inscription on the rfep inserted by the binder provides the date 1 June, 1908; assuming this date was the approximate date, or close to the approximate date the binding was completed, the likely binder would have been a Cobden-Sanderson student near to the time of the inscription, narrowing the range of possible binders to the following Cobden-Sanderson students:Elizabeth G. Marot, who studied with Cobden-Sanderson in 1906-1908; Mary Ellet Kendall Valentine and her sister, Sarah Ellet Kendall, who studied with Cobden San … [Click Below for Full Description]
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