Lot 52 of 613:
Works of Robert Browning exquisitely bound  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$2,280
Estimate:
$700 - $1,000

Title:
The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Browning

Author:
Browning, Robert

Place:
New York

Publisher:
MacMillan

Date:
1910

Description:

With portrait frontispiece. (8vo), finely bound by W. Root & Son in crushed red Levant morocco, inlaid design, intricately tooled floral design in gilt, green and yellow, decoratively tooled spine with raised bands, inner boards with detailed inlay design in gilt, green and red; green Moire silk endpapers, top edge gilt, built in folder at rear, original cloth bound in; red cloth slipcase.

A truly exquisite binding by London's W. Root and Son. In addition to the wonderful binding, this unique copy with various Browning related ephemera (generally newspaper clippings) pasted on to blank pages inserted at rear and throughout, as well as having a folder built in at the rear of the volume, holding additional pieces of Browning ephemera. 


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Light wear to slipcase with sunning to edges; ownership inscription and chop stamps to blank page at front, occasional offsetting from inserted ephemera; overall near fine.


 
Item number:
299098
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