[MONASTERY HILL BINDING -- ZUFFANT, Joseph, binder]. [BIBLE, in German]. Die Heilige Schrift.... Stuttgart, [c.1890].
Folio. Numerous illustrations after Gustave Dore. 20th century maroon crushed levant, upper cover gilt with central cross of varying teal and autumn leaf calf onlays, spine in 7 compartments with 6 raised bands, maroon lettering-piece gilt in one, wide turn-ins gilt, tan morocco blind-tooled doublures, the upper doublure with central marbled calf onlay cross, red watered silk endpapers; edges gauffered and gilt with watercolor paintings depicting Christ, Moses, and St. Peter by JOSEPH ZUFFANT FOR THE MONASTERY HILL BINDERY (very tiny scuffs to corners, otherwise fine); felt-lined cloth folding case.
A fine example of master bookbinder Joseph Zuffant's work. Zuffant was placed at the Monastery Hill Bindery at the age of 14 in 1925 by the Jane Addams Hull-House; he bound thousands of books during his 73-year tenure at Monastery Hill.
Property from the Collection of Rhoda H. Clark and The Monastery Hill Bindery
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