Lot 264 of 350:
1 of 85 copies bound in antiphonal leaves  

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The Life of Saint Francis of Assisi
Saint Bonaventura
San Francisco
John Henry Nash

[46] pp. 3 hand-colored illustrations by William Wilke; hand colored initials in text. (Folio) 40x24.5 cm (15¾x9½), orange morocco spine lettered in gilt, old vellum antiphonal leaves as wrappers, cloth folder. No. 2 of 385 copies.

Inscribed on the inside cover of the cloth folder, "Our affectionate greetings to John and Lily McCormack, Edward and Estelle Doheny, May 18th, 1931." O'Day, in his bibliography of Nash's work, does not mention the hand-coloring and records this work as being issued in marbled boards, but other sources indicate that 85 special copies were colored and bound as this one. The antiphonal leaves contain Gregorian chants, with numerous initials in blue, green or red.

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