The Day Book of John Stuart Blackie

Selected and Transcribed from the Manuscript by his Nephew

STODART-WALKER, Archibald / CARLETON SMYTH, Dorothy / [CHIVERS BINDING]

DESIGNED BY DOROTHY CARLETON SMYTH

[CHIVERS BINDING] The Day Book of John Stuart Blackie Selected and Transcribed from the Manuscript by his Nephew

Grant Richards, 1901.

An exceptional Chivers binding. First edition. 8vo (203 x 147mm binding dimensions). Finely bound in a full vellucent binding by Cedric Chivers (stamp-signed in gilt on rear turn-in), designed by Dorothy Carleton Smyth in the Glasgow Style. The upper cover decorated with sprays of painted thistles, fine gilt rules and pointelle, large mother of pearl inlays, and a central clock motif. The spine lettered in black and painted in lilac and green, with fine gilt rules and pointelle. The lower cover with a central mother of pearl inlay, circled in gilt, with fine gilt pointelle and painted thistles in lilac and green. Portrait frontispiece under loose tissue guard. A fine example of this beautiful and intricate binding, uncommonly clean. Bookplate to front free endpaper verso.

An intricate and ambitious binding, one of Dorothy Carleton Smyth's finest designs.
"Whole vellucent with a simple but effective and appropriate design by Dorothy Carleton Smyth, introducing a circular panel supported by an arrangement of thistles with gold lines and mother of pearl inlays. £2 10s." (from a Chivers catalogue).

Stock ID: 44860

£5,000.00

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