[ELSTON PRESS] -- [CUNEO FINE BINDING STUDIO]. TWINE, Laurence. Patterne of Painefull Adventures: Containing the...historie of the strange accidents that befell unto Prince Apollonius, the Lady Lucina his Wife, and Tharsia his daughter. New Rochelle, NY: Elston Press, 1903.
8vo. Text printed in red and black throughout. Half red crushed levant morocco, with cover corners square, covers with decorative border along spine of green morcoco diamond onlays gilt floral tools, cornerpieces similarly decorated, spine in five compartments gilt-lettered in three, the remaining two in varying sizes with cream morocco floral onlays gilt, patterned paper-covered boards, gold watered silk doublures and endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut, stamp-signed: “Bound by Cuneo”.
LIMITED EDITION, one of 170 unnumbered copies.
ELABORATELY BOUND BY THE CUNEO FINE BINDING STUDIO. Leonard Mounteney, an extra finisher at Rivière in London, emigrated to America in 1924 to work at the hand bindery at Donnelley in Chicago. Two years later, he left to establish the Fine Binding Studio at rival Cuneo Press in Chicago; after about 25 years, he was succeeded by his assistant, George Baer. (For an additional binding by the Cuneo Press Fine Binding Studio, see lot 290. For an additional binding by Mounteney, see lot 335.)
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