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Auction: Fine Books and Manuscripts
was auctioned on: 6 December 2017
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KUNZ, George Frederick (1858-1932).

Estimate: US$600 - US$800
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 139, Views: 10

* KUNZ, George Frederick (1858-1932). The Book of the Pearl. New York: The Century Co., 1908. 4to. Title printed within green decorative border, numerous plates (many printed in color), numerous in-text illustrations. Citron crushed levant gilt, spine in 6 compartments with 5 raised bands, gilt-lettered in two, the rest gilt-decorated, board edges and turn-ins gilt, tan watered silk doublures and endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut (very slight wear to extremities, otherwise fine). PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY KUNZ: "To Miss Julia Halsey Munson, with the compliments of the senior author George F. Kunz New York July 10 1913." A FINE COPY of "this beautiful example of modern book design, executed in high quality materials...prized not only for the enormous amount of reliable information that it contains, indeed still unmatched in any work since, but also for the large number of high quality illustrations in black and white" (Sinkankis 3690). Estimate $ 600-800 Property from the Collection of Erwin Boehning

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
Title: Fine Books and Manuscripts
Date of the auction: 6 Dec 2017
Address: Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
1338 West Lake Street
IL 60607 Chicago
United States
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