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Auction archive: Lot number 232

Pervigilium Veneris, the Vigil of Venus

Estimate
US$700 - US$1,000
Price realised:
n. a.
Auction archive: Lot number 232

Pervigilium Veneris, the Vigil of Venus

Estimate
US$700 - US$1,000
Price realised:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

Title: Pervigilium Veneris, the Vigil of Venus Author: ** Place: Waltham Saint Lawrence Publisher: Golden Cockerel Press Date: [1939] Description: 27, [1] pp. Translated by F.L. Lucas. With 12 etchings by John Buckland Wright plus 2 etched tailpieces, & 2 etchings on each of the double title-pages. 11¼x8½, bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full citron morocco tooled in blind, slipcase. No. 41 of 100 copies printed on Batchelor hand-made paper. A lovely production, the last Golden Cockerel printing completed before the start of World War II. The bibliography notes "The very fine engravings, by a process revived for the first time in our generation and which took two years to produce, were inspired by the Roman sarcophagi in the Louvre, and represent a worthy complement to F.L. Lucas's beautiful rendering of the Latin text. GCP 141. Lot Amendments Condition: Slipcase with a few small stains and some shelf wear; volume spine head chipped with darkening to top portion, offset to endpaper margins from turn-ins; else very good, internally fine. Item number: 206059

Auction archive: Lot number 232
Auction:
Datum:
15 Apr 2010
Auction house:
PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
[email protected]
+1 (0)415 9892665
+1 (0)415 9891664
Beschreibung:

Title: Pervigilium Veneris, the Vigil of Venus Author: ** Place: Waltham Saint Lawrence Publisher: Golden Cockerel Press Date: [1939] Description: 27, [1] pp. Translated by F.L. Lucas. With 12 etchings by John Buckland Wright plus 2 etched tailpieces, & 2 etchings on each of the double title-pages. 11¼x8½, bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full citron morocco tooled in blind, slipcase. No. 41 of 100 copies printed on Batchelor hand-made paper. A lovely production, the last Golden Cockerel printing completed before the start of World War II. The bibliography notes "The very fine engravings, by a process revived for the first time in our generation and which took two years to produce, were inspired by the Roman sarcophagi in the Louvre, and represent a worthy complement to F.L. Lucas's beautiful rendering of the Latin text. GCP 141. Lot Amendments Condition: Slipcase with a few small stains and some shelf wear; volume spine head chipped with darkening to top portion, offset to endpaper margins from turn-ins; else very good, internally fine. Item number: 206059

Auction archive: Lot number 232
Auction:
Datum:
15 Apr 2010
Auction house:
PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
[email protected]
+1 (0)415 9892665
+1 (0)415 9891664
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