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John Keats
THE POETICAL WORKS. EDITED BY WILLIAM ARNOLD. KEGAN PAUL, TENCH, TRÜBNER & COMPANY, 1884
Estimate
22,00028,000
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61
John Keats
THE POETICAL WORKS. EDITED BY WILLIAM ARNOLD. KEGAN PAUL, TENCH, TRÜBNER & COMPANY, 1884
Estimate
22,00028,000
JUMP TO LOT

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John Keats
THE POETICAL WORKS. EDITED BY WILLIAM ARNOLD. KEGAN PAUL, TENCH, TRÜBNER & COMPANY, 1884
8vo (191 x 130mm.), portrait frontispiece, title-page printed in red and black, fine contemporary brown morocco by T. J. Cobden-Sanderson with his gilt stamp "18 C-S 86" to rear turn-in, ornate floral tooling in gilt, spine gilt in compartments, all edges gilt and gauffered with elaborate floral design, minor browning to endpapers, slight rubbing to extremities, very minor loss at head of spine with small split starting 
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Provenance

Lady Gladys de Grey (her bookplate) 

Literature

Marianne Tidcombe, The Bookbindings of T. J. Cobden-Sanderson 1884-1893, number 56

Catalogue Note

A rare and significant example of a binding by T. J. Cobden Sanderson prior to his founding of the Doves Bindery in 1893. This binding, dated 1886, includes the rare Marguerite floral tool thirteen times across the spine and boards. Cobden-Sanderson limited the use of the open-petalled Marguerite tool to a single other binding, finding it difficult to create impressions from the tool. 

Lady Gladys de Grey, later the Marchioness of Ripon, was a patron of the British Arts and Crafts movement and a close friend of Oscar Wilde. A Woman of No Importance is dedicated to her.

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