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    Sale 2508 | Lot 5
    Price Realized: $11,875With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2508 Lot 5

      (BINDINGS - TRAUTZ-BAUZONNET.) Shakespeare, William. Shakespeare's Sonnets. In Two Parts. 2 volumes. Printed on vellum and illuminated throughout in gold and colors by Nestore Leoni, with elaborate borders and numerous large initials, text on rectos only. 4to, full green levant morocco, covers with a wide center rectangle panel of inlaid white, borders elborately tooled in gilt arabesque design, with inlays of oval and circular medallions, spines gilt in compartments; doublures of a similar design with author's monogram in gilt in each corner; the center panel is a decorative rectangle of white and purple morocco inlays surrounding a central octagonal white pigskin panel, the border of green morocco is highly decorative, all edges gilt, by the Trautz-Bauzonnet bindery; preserved in custom cloth chemise and slipcase with calf gilt lettering piece. [Oxford: The University Press for]: George D. Sproul, 1901

      Estimate $6,000 - 9,000

      limited "saint dunstan edition," number 11 of 30 sets on vellum specially illuminated throughout by Nestore Leoni (subscriber's name not present). Of the 30 copies produced 18 reserved for sale in America and 12 for Europe. Signed by Leoni, the printer, and the publisher on the limitation.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $11,875