Latest Bindings: Dore & Mallory’s ‘Story of Elaine’
The Story Of Elaine
Dore, Gustave & Mallory, Sir Thomas
E. Moxon, Son & Co., London, 1871
Very Good/No Jacket
Hardcover, First Edition
Description: Red/brown blind stamped cloth with gilt decoration/lettering to front and spine, complete with 9 large full page plates, elephant folio (540mm by 390mm), hand marbled end papers, top edge dyed and speckled, hand sewn silk head bands.
The book was brought to the shop as a collection of loose pages with detached boards. The pages were collated, guarded and resewn. The top edge was dyed and speckled before silk headbands were sewn in. The badly dented and frayed boards were edged with deep red/burgundy cloth to consolidate loose material and sharpen the corners. The leather joint and spine were attached before antique marbled papers were affixed as doublures and end papers, oversewn for extra strength given the size of the book. Finally the spine and title label were decorated and lettered with 23c gold.