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ESSEX HOUSE PRESS; BROWNING, Robert; THE BELVOIR BINDERY; HEWITT-BATES, James Samuel
Flight of the Duchess, The
Campden, Gloucestershire: Essex House Press, 1905. You're my friend: I was the man the Duke spoke to; I helped the Duchess to cast off his yoke, too; So here's the tale from beginning to end, My friend! ESSEX HOUSE PRESS. BROWNING, Robert. THE BELVOIR BINDERY. The Flight of the Duchess. Campden: Essex House Press, 1905. One of 125 copies, all printed on vellum (this being no. 123). Small octavo (7 1/4 x 4 7/8 inches; 184 x 124 mm.). 42 pp. Hand colored frontispiece by Paul Woodroffe, hand-painted initials throughout, printers device on colophon. Bound ca. 1905 by The "Belvoir" Bindery (stamp-signed in gilt on front paste-down). Full sage green crushed levant morocco, covers with central panel and four rounded side panels formed by gilt rules, the corners with a spray of five inlaid red morocco water lilies and gilt foliage. Smooth spine vertically lettered in gilt and decoratively tooled with foliate extensions. Gilt-dotted board edges, gilt rolled turn-ins, vellum liners and endleaves, all edges gilt. A very, very pretty little binding in near mint condition. A lovely copy of the fourteenth, and last, of the Essex House "Great Poems Series," in a very attractive binding by the respected craftsman and teacher James Samuel Hewitt-Bates at his Belvoir Bindery. J.S. Hewitt-Bates (born 1864) taught bookbinding at the Leicester School of Art and also operated a bindery on Belvoir Road in that city. A disciple of William Morris and an enthusiastic participant in the Arts & Crafts Movement, he was the author of a number of works on bookbinding, including the pamphlet included with … [Click Below for Full Description]
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