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    [Roger de Coverly, binder]. Rev. John Bathurst Deane. The Worship of the Serpent Traced Throughout the World. London: J. G. & F. Rivington, 1833. Second edition. Octavo. xvi, 476 pages. Beautiful, full morocco binding by Roger de Coverly, with an elaborately-tooled spine featuring a serpent design wrapping itself around gilt titles, single-rule borders on the covers, and gorgeous gilt inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Small impression to the front cover. Spine sunned. Very minor rubbing to the bottom corners. A sumptuous binding in near fine condition. Roger de Coverly was one of the most accomplished English binders during the latter part of the 1800s. He bridged the gap between two incredible binders in their own right, first as an apprentice to Zaehnsdorf in 1845, and then as master to T. J. Cobden-Sanderson in 1883-84.

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    February, 2012
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