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The Essayes or Counsels Civill & Morall of Francis Bacon Baron of Verulam Viscount Saint Alban. With An Introduction by Christopher Morley & Postscript by A. S. W. Rosenbach.[Limited Editions Club Copy in a Period Binding by Jarmilla Sobota].
New York The Limited Editions Club 1944. In a handcrafted, period bookbinding by Jarmilla Sobota. Number 958 of 1100. - [Colophon:] "Eleven hundred copies of this edition of The Essays of Sir Francis Bacon haven been printed for the Members of The Limited Editions Club at the Press of William E. Rudge's Sons, under the direction of [signed:] Bruce Rogers This copy is Number 958.". Size of the Sobota binding: 9" x 12 7/8" x 1 1/4" (thick); (xii), (1)-190 pp. + colophon leaf, signed by the designer (Bruce Rogers). Half-title, titlepage in black & red, with heraldic shield, Introduction by Christopher Morley, with Postscript by A. S. W. Rosenbach, Note on the text, Table [index]; Epistle Dedicatorie; printed in a large, clear type, keeping most of the original spelling; with early 17th century style initial letters. In a beautifully designed and well-executed early 17th century-style, period binding by Jarmilla Sobota, with her binder's stamp in gray on the lower leather turn-in of the inner back cover. The binding is full, white pigskin, with five raised bands on the spine, and the covers featuring a typical series of blindstamped borders in floral or geometric tooling, with central panels in a similar, cross-hatched design, with handmade & engraved, brass clasps, mounted on pigskin straps. The outer surface of binding has been given some very light "antique" staining; hand-sewn headbands; high-quality paper flyleaves have been added, but the LEC/BR Bacon's Essays has not been trimmed down. Preserved in a sturdy and handsome, drop-back clamshell box ( 9 3/4" x 13 1/2" x 1 7/8" thick ); this is covered in a textured, tan cloth, with mounted panels of a lion & shield, design-printed brown & tan paper on the sides; interior is lined with a gray-green tinted paper. A few lower page margins show small, light paste spots; outer edges & inner spine of box show minor rubbing, wear spots. Binding is in fine condition. Handmade by Jarmilla Sobota in the 1990's. Scan shows the central portion of the front cover, but not the entire cover. Weight: 5 lbs. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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