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    [Doves Bindery]. Algernon Charles Swinburne. Astrophel and Other Poems. London: Chatto & Windus, 1894.

    First edition. Twelvemo. 228 pages.

    Gorgeously bound in full polished levant morocco by Doves Bindery, with gilt borders on sides enclosing a center panel of ruled lines with gilt corner leaf sprays, heavily gilt-tooled spine with gilt titles and five raised bands, inner gilt fillets and corner gilt leaf ornaments. Binder's signature on bottom fillet border of rear pastedown. All edges gilt. Housed in a full black morocco pull-off case with gilt spine titles inside five raised bands. Minimal wear to the binding. A previous owner's bookplate has been removed from the front pastedown. Previous catalog description for this book taped in two places to the front free endpaper; the tape has faded and stained the front free endpaper where adhered to it. Turn-ins have offset on the endpapers around the page edges. Internal contents bright and clean. Leather slightly worn on the spine of the pull-off case, with the remnants of a rectangular paper sticker still adhering to the spine. A beautiful book in near fine condition.


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    "This famous bindery [Doves Bindery] was founded by T. J. Cobden-Sanderson in 1893, and over a period of 30 years it produced some of the finest bookbindings ever conceived. In its early years the bindery shared premises with William Morris's Kelmscott Press. The consequent collaboration resulted in a series of richly-decorated copies of the Kelmscott Chaucer. Later on the majority of the bindery's work was for the Doves Press, which Cobden-Sanderson founded with Emery Walker in 1900" (Marianne Tidcombe, The Doves Bindery, Oak Knoll Press).



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