134
134
Lang, Andrew
GRASS OF PARNASSUS. RHYMES OLD AND NEW. LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO., 1888
Estimate
2,0003,000
JUMP TO LOT
134
Lang, Andrew
GRASS OF PARNASSUS. RHYMES OLD AND NEW. LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO., 1888
Estimate
2,0003,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Lang, Andrew
GRASS OF PARNASSUS. RHYMES OLD AND NEW. LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO., 1888
8vo, NUMBER 41 OF 113 LARGE PAPER COPIES, half-title, full green morocco elaborately gilt by Zaehnsdorf, tooled with floral sprays within leafy ovals, spine gilt in compartments repeating floral design of boards, top edge gilt, green morocco doublures stamped with floral design in gilt, matching green morocco endpapers, binding faded, expertly rebacked preserving original spine
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Catalogue Note

AN ATTRACTIVE BINDING IN THE "DUODO" STYLE. Pietro Duodo (1554-1611) was Venetian ambassador to France in the 1590s, and this all-over design of naturalistic flowers within leafy ovals imitates the Parisian bindings designed for his library, although with the spine in compartments rather than the flat spine usually seen. 

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