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    [Fine Binding by Dudley and Hodge]. Wilfrid Scawen Blunt. Esther: A Young Man's Tragedy: Together with the Love Sonnets of Proteus. [Boston]: [Copeland and Day], 1895. First edition, one of 500 copies on Dutch handmade paper. Octavo. x, [6 - 204] pages. Title page, borders, and initial letters designed by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue. Specially and exquisitely bound by Dudley and Hodge for Copeland and Day in full crimson crushed morocco with all-over parallel gilt-stippled lines interrupted by leaf and blossom pattern on both covers and spine, spine lettered in gilt with five raised bands each decorated with gilt dots, gilt rules along edges of morocco boards; minor wear to joints, minor staining. Attractive gilt dentelles, cream-colored endpapers; minor offsetting and foxing. Internally clean and bright with just a few minor instances of foxing. Near fine.

    A wonderful binding by Dudley and Hodge who faithfully worked in-house at Copeland and Day as master bookbinders and occasionally designed and bound special projects such as this.


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