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Decorative Binding, Missale Romanum.

Auction:
2850B
Lot:
836
Sold for:
$738$600

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2850B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 10, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

Decorative Binding, Missale Romanum. Tornai, Belgium: Desclee, Lefebvre, et Sociorum, 1894.
Folio, printed in red and black throughout, bound in full contemporary red morocco, with inlays in black, green, and amber colored leathers, elaborately gilt-tooled spine and boards, metal corner pieces set with pale purple glass cabochons, clasps and catches inlaid with cobalt-colored enamel, with original silk woven bookmarks, and full tafetta paste downs and endleaves, inner gilt joints and dentelles in leather, a.e.g., red silk taffeta tabs, 14 3/4 x 9 1/2 in.
Estimate $600-800

Tafetta tabs worn with tears; endleaves frayed along edges; some text leaves torn with loss, others repaired with yellowed tape; one clasp no longer catches to close book; scratches to front board; sold as a decorative binding.


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