78
78
An Italian silver book binding, circa 1840
Estimate
6,0009,000
JUMP TO LOT
78
An Italian silver book binding, circa 1840
Estimate
6,0009,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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An Italian silver book binding, circa 1840
embossed and chased with putti within scrollwork, one cover with putti flanking a coat of arms with pendant elephant, fitted with Hebrew/Latin dictionary in order of the Bible, printed in Halle-am-Saxe, 1707, with book plate of J.R. Abbey
marked on clasp with maker's mark RA and ? tree 
length 7 in.
17.8 cm
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Catalogue Note

Major J.R. Abbey (1894-1969) was a brewer who served in World Wars I and II and was appointed High Sheriff of Sussex from 1949-50. He assembled a 1300 volume library, specializing in private presses, modern bindings, and antiquarian books. The bulk of his collection was sold Sotheby's London, vols. 1-7, 1966-1970 for a total of £993,509.

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