Item #CNBR362 The Elements of Architecture; collected by Henry Wotton Kt from the best Authors and Examples. Henry Wotton, Herbert P. Horne, "for S. T. Prideaux" Ornaments.
The Elements of Architecture; collected by Henry Wotton Kt from the best Authors and Examples
The Elements of Architecture; collected by Henry Wotton Kt from the best Authors and Examples
The Elements of Architecture; collected by Henry Wotton Kt from the best Authors and Examples

The Elements of Architecture; collected by Henry Wotton Kt from the best Authors and Examples

London: (Longmans, Green and Co. [printed at The Chiswick Press]), 1903. Horne, Herbert P. Limited Edition. Hardcover. One of 350 copies, unnumbered, duodecimo size, 111 pp. Near fine. Item #CNBR362

"Sarah Treverbian Prideaux (1853-1933). Born in London, S.T. Prideaux ended up as one of the most distinguished female bookbinders and binding designers of her time, even though she began at age 35. She was lucky enough to receive training from the noted Zaehnsdorf family, and began producing bindings heavily influenced by the Art Nouveau style."

"Prideaux produced bindings of her own, designed bindings produced under her stamp by other craftspeople, and also proved herself a dedicated scholar of bookbinding. She both taught and wrote on the subject, including a book in our own exhibit, 'A Catalogue of Books Bound by S.T. Prideaux Between MDCCCXC and MDCCCC with Twenty-six Illustrations (New York: Town House Press, 1979)'." (n.b. from the web site of the Bookbinders Museum.)

"This edition of 350 copies is reprinted from the first impression, printed at London in 1624 by John Bill; with the addion of the Dedication to Prince Charles and the note on p.70, which have been taken from the original draughts, in the copy presented by the author to the Prince, and now preserved in the British Museum" (n.b. from the preface).

___DESCRIPTION: Bound in grey paper over boards, paper spine label with black lettering, spare paper spine label tipped onto front free endpaper, title page in red and black, opening decorated initial capital in red; duodecimo size (7 1/4" x 5 1/2"), pagination: [i-iv] v-xi, 1-98 [1 page blank] [1,colophon with Art Nouveau border].

___CONDITION: Near fine, with clean boards, straight corners with minimal rubbing, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; light rubbing to the head and tail of the spine, light offsetting to the endpapers, else fine.

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Price: $400.00