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    [Miss Currie]. George Smith, Sidney Lee [editor]. The Dictionary of National Biography. The concise dictionary from the beginning to 1911... Oxford: Oxford University Press, no date [circa 1925]. Later printing. Fore-edge painting by Miss C. B. Currie, depicting "A view of the entrance to the avenue from Clare Hall Piece, Cambridge," signed and titled and numbered 138 by the artist, circa early 20th century. Large octavo. 1456, [4], 129 pages. Rivière & Son binding; full hunter green straight grain morocco elaborately decorated in gilt and blind, spine decorated and lettered in gilt with five raised bands, solid double gilt roll to edges. Minor edgewear. Inner dentelles gilt, gray-green endpapers; minor offsetting, pencil notation to front free endpaper recto, two ink stamps, "H. Sotheran & Co., Ltd." and "Bound by Rivière & Son" and ink ownership of A. J. Dearden to front free endpaper verso, small pencil notations to rear endpapers. Internally clean and tight, all edges gilt; minor wear to gilt on edges. Near fine with bright, finely-detailed, and well-preserved fore-edge painting.

    Provenance per Weber (A.D): A. J. Dearden (1930) - Maggs Bros. Ltd, Bookbinding in the British Isles, Catalogue 1075 Part II (1987, item 358) - Randall J. Moskovitz (no date).

    Weber, Annotated Dictionary, 138 Currie Catalogue Raisonné. From the Estate of Randall J. Moskovitz, MD, Memphis, Tennessee


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