Booklust of the day:

August 1, 2010

Anyone have a spare £1400? Because I’d sorta like this for my collection. Y’know. Just hintin’.

From Bloomsbury Auctions:

48. Straw Binding. NOUVELLES ÉTRENNES SPIRITUELLES, woodcut frontispiece and vignettes, occasional light staining, HANDSOME CONTEMPORARY STRAW BINDING OVER RED MOROCCO, covers with straw mosaics in natural tones, greens, browns and oranges depicting flowers in a vase (upper cover) and a bouquet of flowers tied with a ribbon, a little chipping to straw borders, a few very small ink stains to upper edge, red morocco spine in compartments, richly gilt and with black morocco label, rubbed, g.e. (rubbed), Paris, de Hansy, 1778.

est. £1200 – £1400

*** Straw bindings are rare and one in this remarkable state of preservation is of the utmost rarity.

And the cincher?

Unsold.

So yeah. Anytime.

[via book-aesthete]

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