RUSKIN(JOHN) Sesame and Lillies, in K. Adams binding, 1899; and othrs (22)
Lot 430
RUSKIN(JOHN) Sesame and Lillies, in K. Adams binding, 1899; and othrs (22)
Sold for £475 (US$ 798) inc. premium
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RUSKIN (JOHN)
Sesame and Lillies, alum tawed pigskin, spine gilt with trefoil in compartments, by Katharine Adams, signed KA and with her catherine wheel signature tool (dated 1899) on rear turn-in, rubbed and soiled, 1899--The Political Primer, or, Road to Public Honours, bookplate of W.E. Surtees, contemporary cloth, 1826--A Letter (Second Letter) from Legion to... the Slavery Committee, 2 vol. in one, contemporary blue calf gilt, slightly worn, [1832]-33--Etymonia, publisher's cloth gilt, slightly worn, Tinsley, 1875, 8vo; and others (22)

Footnotes

  • A very early Adams binding. She was given a skin by Cobden-Sanderson and seems to have used it to bind six copies of the Ruskin. They were item 44 in the Arts and Crafts exhibition at Worcester House Oxford in 1901; see Tidcome, Women Binders.
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