BINDING - CHIVERS OF BATH MILMAN (HELEN) In the Garden of Peace
Lot 197
BINDING - CHIVERS OF BATH. MILMAN (HELEN) In the Garden of Peace, 1896
Sold for £2,750 (US$ 4,560) inc. premium
Lot Details
BINDING - CHIVERS OF BATH
MILMAN (HELEN) In the Garden of Peace, second edition, illustrations by Edmund H. New, very small ink shelfmark on verso of title, "vellucent" vellum by Chivers of Bath, the covers each with a design of two women, flowers, peacocks etc by Dorothy Carleton Smyth (signed on the upper cover), t.e.g., 8vo, John Lane, 1896

Footnotes

  • A fine example of a "vellucent" vellum binding by Chivers of Bath. The covers were designed and executed by Dorothy Carleton Smyth (signed "Dodo Smyth" on the lower cover), and showing women posing languidly amongst flowers, birds, peacocks and a sundial, in the style associated with the Glasgow School of Art (where Smyth was a student) and popularized by Jessie M. King, who herself was on occasion employed by Chivers.
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