Lot 61 of 253:
Humphreys' Art of Writing in papier-mache binding  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$600
Estimate:
$700 - $1,000

Title:
The Origin and Progress of the Art of Writing
Author:
Humphreys, Henry Noel
Place:
London
Publisher:
Ingram, Cooke, and Co.
Date:
1853
Description:

viii, 176 pp. 28 plates, 13 in color. (8vo) 26x17.5 cm (10¼x7") original publisher's papier-mache binding, new morocco backing with original spine leather laid down. Custom box. First Edition.

Fine example of a papier-mache binding, designed by Henry Noel Humphries to imitate wooden covers of a Medieval book.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Spine restored, a few cracks to rear board; very good.
 
Item number:
283611
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