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Edwards of Halifax Binding with Fore-edge Painting.

Auction:
2865B
Lot:
155
Sold for:
$3,198$2,600

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2865B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 15, 2015 11:00AM

Description:

Edwards of Halifax Binding with Fore-edge Painting.
The Holy Bible, Oxford: Wright & Guild, 1774, 12mo, full vellum painted with scenes from the Bible on both boards, blue underpainted and gold tooled Greek fret Etruscan-style border, spine tooled and lettered in gilt, with the original green morocco slipcase, also tooled in gilt, almost identical to the British Library's Davis210, a 1762 copy of the Book of Common Prayer, a.e.g., fore-edge painting of Nostell Priory, Yorkshire; housed in modern red chemise and half morocco slipcase, very good, 5 1/4 x 2 3/4 in.
Estimate $300-500


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Halifax, Oxford, Book, Book design, Bookbinding, Fore-edge painting, Nostell, Nostell Priory

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