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MAY, FLORENCE. - The Girlhood of Clara Schumann (Clara Wieck and her time). Fine binding by L. Hay-Cooper.

1912, 1st Edition. Hardcover. Book, First edn, Arnold, London, 1912. 8vo, xii, 340p. Frontispiece portrait. In an attractive Arts and Crafts binding designed by L. Hay-Cooper with the Binder's Mark dated August 1912. Full green crushed morocco with an elegant gilt design and spine gilt in compartments. With a small card 'From Miss Pignatel. With best wishes'. The British Library, Binding Index, lists [C. L. H.] L. Hay-Cooper, who worked with the binder S. Bernard. L. Hay-Cooper executed the design and tooling. No examples in the British Library, but one of their books is illustrated in The Studio 1914, special number 'The Art of the Book'. See also the Victorian Web for the binding of Morris's 'The Hollow Land', designed by L. Hay-Cooper and executed by S. Barnard and L. Hay-Cooper. Exhibited New Gallery 1910. Source: The Studio 49 (1910), 112. Very Good.
GBP 2800.00 [Appr.: EURO 3214.5 US$ 3427.4 | JPą 508445] Book number 002062

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