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Auction archive: Lot number 132

COSWAY BINDING, style of ]. SHELLEY, PERCY BYSSHE. The Poetical Works. London, 1870. 2 vols., 8vo, later blue morocco, central gilt initials "PSB" on light blue morocco onlay on upper covers, lower covers with central gilt pansie on red morocco onlay...

Auction 17.06.1999
17 Jun 1999
Estimate
US$2,000 - US$3,000
Price realised:
US$12,650
Auction archive: Lot number 132

COSWAY BINDING, style of ]. SHELLEY, PERCY BYSSHE. The Poetical Works. London, 1870. 2 vols., 8vo, later blue morocco, central gilt initials "PSB" on light blue morocco onlay on upper covers, lower covers with central gilt pansie on red morocco onlay...

Auction 17.06.1999
17 Jun 1999
Estimate
US$2,000 - US$3,000
Price realised:
US$12,650
Beschreibung:

COSWAY BINDING, style of ]. SHELLEY, PERCY BYSSHE. The Poetical Works. London, 1870. 2 vols., 8vo, later blue morocco, central gilt initials "PSB" on light blue morocco onlay on upper covers, lower covers with central gilt pansie on red morocco onlay, surrounded by lettering: "Pansies let my Flowers be," each cover with double gilt fillet and various other ornamental borders, each corner with 3 floral designs maid up from smaller tolls and and red morocco onlays, spine in six compartments, gilt lettered in two, gilt geometrical design in others, g.e.; UPPER DOUBLURE OF FIRST VOL. SET WITH AN OVAL PORTRAIT MINIATURE OF SHELLEY, SURROUNDED BY A GILT OVAL BORDER SET WITH 6 PEARLS framed in metal and within a panel of light blue morocco, elaborately tooled with floral designs maid up of smaller tools and white morocco onlays, other doublures with gilt border around a broad panel containing repeated and continuous gilt sprays of pansies and a floral design of gilt and white morocco onlays in each corner, lower turn-ins stamp-signed "Bound for Chas. D. Sawyer, Ltd. London," slik watered free endpapers, upper cover of vol. II skilfully repaired, outer edges slightly bumped, minor rubbing to upper joint of vol. I; slipcase. (2)

Auction archive: Lot number 132
Auction:
Datum:
17 Jun 1999
Auction house:
Christie's
New York, East
Beschreibung:

COSWAY BINDING, style of ]. SHELLEY, PERCY BYSSHE. The Poetical Works. London, 1870. 2 vols., 8vo, later blue morocco, central gilt initials "PSB" on light blue morocco onlay on upper covers, lower covers with central gilt pansie on red morocco onlay, surrounded by lettering: "Pansies let my Flowers be," each cover with double gilt fillet and various other ornamental borders, each corner with 3 floral designs maid up from smaller tolls and and red morocco onlays, spine in six compartments, gilt lettered in two, gilt geometrical design in others, g.e.; UPPER DOUBLURE OF FIRST VOL. SET WITH AN OVAL PORTRAIT MINIATURE OF SHELLEY, SURROUNDED BY A GILT OVAL BORDER SET WITH 6 PEARLS framed in metal and within a panel of light blue morocco, elaborately tooled with floral designs maid up of smaller tools and white morocco onlays, other doublures with gilt border around a broad panel containing repeated and continuous gilt sprays of pansies and a floral design of gilt and white morocco onlays in each corner, lower turn-ins stamp-signed "Bound for Chas. D. Sawyer, Ltd. London," slik watered free endpapers, upper cover of vol. II skilfully repaired, outer edges slightly bumped, minor rubbing to upper joint of vol. I; slipcase. (2)

Auction archive: Lot number 132
Auction:
Datum:
17 Jun 1999
Auction house:
Christie's
New York, East
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