Thomas Urquhart

The Life and Death of the Admirable Crichtoun

The Pleiad

1927

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Finely bound copy of Urquhart's biography of James Crichton, a Scottish polymath noted for his extraordinary accomplishments in languages, the arts and sciences before he was murdered at the age of 21.

  • Thomas Urquhart (Scottish).
  • [Paris]: The Pleiad, 1927. 
  • 103 pages.
  • Octavo.
  • Limited to 550 copies, this is number 495.
  • Bound in full green calf, elaborately and heavily gilt to front board, blind floral pattern to rear board, spine tooled elegantly in gilt, paneled with gilt titling, all edges gilt, gilt dentelles, ivory watered silk endpapers, with ribbon bound in.
  • Signed, "A. Genova, Venezia" in gilt at the foot of the back board.
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Binding with some wear, primarily to extremities, browning to green calf on front cover to corners, center of design.

Even shelf toning to rear cover along spine from shelf sunning.

Interior clean.

Language
English
Subject
Biography, History, Fine bindings
SKU

C8BZ7

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