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Auction: Rare Books, Autographs & Maps
was auctioned on: 22 November 2016
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FINE BINDINGS] Group of fine bindings from the Library of Doris Benz.

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Estimate: US$600 - US$900
Price realised:  US$1,000
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FINE BINDINGS] Group of fine bindings from the Library of Doris Benz. Includes The Poems and Letters of Thomas Gray. London: Chiswick Press, 1879. Full aqua morocco, covers with a central panel outlined in rules with floral cornerpieces, edged with multiple rules, spine in six compartments between raised bands, gilt dentelles, top edge gilt. 14 x 9 3/4 inches (35 x 24 cm); Menpes, Mortmer. Japan. A record in color. London: Adam & Charles Black, 1905. Full mid-blue morocco, covers with central panel of a single fillet with arabesque cornerpieces with circular onlays in red, spine in six compartments between raised bands, gilt dentelles, top edge gilt; Langdale, Charles, Memoirs of Miss Fitzherbert... London: Richard Bentley 1856. Dark blue crushed morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, covers with a central panel with a fleuron surrounded by a gilt roll, edged with a dotted and line fillet, spine in six compartments between raised bands, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, slipcased, extra-illustrated copy; Morley, John. The Life of Richard Cobden. London: Chapman and Hall, 1881. Two volumes, dark blue crushed morocco, covers edged with a double fillet, spine in six compartments between raised bands, gilt dentelles, top edge gilt. All in very attractive condition, with the bookplates of labels of Doris Louise Benz. The very fine though eclectic Benz collection was dispersed by Christie's New York on 16 November 1984. The unsigned bindings here are probably Sangorski & Sutcliffe, whose work she favored. Mrs. Benz used to go to and from her summer home accompanied by her favorite books, which travelled in a separate Rolls Royce car. The lot five volumes. C From the Collection of Walter Ward Jr.

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Auction house: Doyle New York - Auctioneers & Appraisers
Title: Rare Books, Autographs & Maps
Date of the auction: 22 Nov 2016
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