Lot 8

BINDINGS - [ANON.] Aucassin & Nicolette, London, 1897, 8vo, FINELY BOUND in contemporary green morocco gilt by Bumpus. With 16 other books, all FINELY BOUND in morocco gilt. (17)

Estimate: £500 - £800
Hammer price: £1,300
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

BINDINGS - [ANON.]  Aucassin & Nicolette. An Old French Love Story. Edited & Translated by Francis William Bourdillon M.A. The Second Edition. London: Macmillan and Co., 1897. 8vo (170 x 108mm). Half title, music notation printed in red and black. FINELY BOUND in contemporary green morocco by Bumpus, the upper cover elaborately decorated in gilt with a foliate and dotted design contained within a lattice and floral cornerpieces, spine with 5 raised bands, top edges gilt, others uncut (neatly rebacked preserving original spine, extremities lightly rubbed). Provenance: "From Pearl Mary-Teresa Craigie, [?]June 17 1898" (inscription on front free endpaper). Pearl Mary-Teresa Craigie (1867-1906) was an Anglo-American novelist and dramatist who wrote under the pseudonym John Oliver Hobbes. There is no indication to whom she had presented this copy of the book. With 16 other books including John Keats' The Poetical Works (London, 1899, 8vo, morocco, inscribed, "Anthony from Mother, June 26, 21."), all FINELY BOUND in morocco gilt, five of which with Anthony Eden's old armorial bookplate, one inscribed "Anthony from Mother, June 26, '21", and another inscribed "With my best wishes, M.H., Xmas, [?]1898", with a quote from Francis Bacon and a further inscription beneath ("Given to [?]doodles, in remembrance of many things"), indistinctly signed and dated June 1916 [see illustration]. The lot sold as a collection of bindings, not subject to return. (17)

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