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PS2066 .A1 1849 "The sketch book of Geoffrey Crayon, gentn. : with a new introduction by the author : illustrated with original designs."
"Irving, Washington, 1783-1859."

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Washington Irving, 1783-1859. The Sketch Book. Illustrated by Darley. London, John Murray, 1849.

Jewelled binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London. Red straight grain morocco tooled in gold. Front cover: 30 marquise cut garnets, 32 green tourmalines, 22 turquoise, 98 rubies. Back cover: 4 marquise cut garnets, 4 sapphires, 1 rose-cut tourmaline. Doublures and fly-leaves: green morocco tooled in gold and mother of pearl inlays, red and light blue leather inlays, pink leather inlays, with excerpt from author's "Christmas". Back of fly leaves and face of blank leaf opposite in green satin. All edges gilt and gauffered in a floral pattern: light blue, red and purple leaves. Back strip elaborately gilt and inlaid with green leather. Francis Sangorski and George Sutcliffe studied at the London Central School for Arts and Crafts under Douglass Cockerell. They started a bindery in 1901 and became the leading craftsmen binders in England. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. was first published in seven parts in 1819-1820, New York. Purchased in 1937.



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