Item #511 The Pilgrims Progress; Vellucent in-lays on Calf. Bunyan.
The Pilgrims Progress; Vellucent in-lays on Calf
The Pilgrims Progress; Vellucent in-lays on Calf
The Pilgrims Progress; Vellucent in-lays on Calf
The Pilgrims Progress; Vellucent in-lays on Calf
The Pilgrims Progress; Vellucent in-lays on Calf

The Pilgrims Progress; Vellucent in-lays on Calf

London: George Newnes, 1901. Edmund J. Sullivan. Embossed tan calf ruled in gilt Vellucent In-Lays. [BINDING]. BUNYAN, John (1628–1688). The Pilgrim’s Progress, From this World to that Which to Come. London: George Newnes, 1901. 2 volumes in one, 8vo. 10 wood–engraved plates after Edmund J. Sullivan. Full contemporary embossed tan calf ruled in gilt, upper cover with two recessed compartments containing transparent vellum inlays with hand–painted designs underneath which depict the pilgrim behind a cathedral window and an illuminated title of this work, spine gilt–lettered and with geometric designs, top edge gilt, dentelle turn ins, BY CEDRIC CHIVERS (some staining to covers, front hinge cracked but sturdy). LIMITED EDITION, number 9 of 25 copies from “The Caxton Series” SIGNED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR on the limitation. A LOVELY “VELLUCENT” BINDING BY CEDRIC CHIVERS. Chivers (1853–1929), an English binder operating in his native town of Bath, became inspired after attending a lecture by Cyril Davenport on the 18th century painted vellum bindings of Edwards of Halifax. He began to produce his own work in this tradition, creating what he called the “vellucent” binding which Prideaux describes the process as achieving the effect of enriched enamel. Item #511

LIMITED EDITION, number 9 of 25 copies from “The Caxton Series” SIGNED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR.

Price (USD): $4,200.00

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