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CICERO, Marcus Tullius.

De Officiis.

London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1902 Stock Code: 147859
£600.00
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First Humphreys edition, first impression, in an elegant binding in the style of Douglas Cockerell.

In 1893 Cockerell was apprenticed to T. J. Cobden-Sanderson at the Doves Bindery in Hammersmith, before setting up his own bindery in 1897. "The construction of Cockerell's bindings followed the standards set by Cobden-Sanderson, but he had his own style of decoration. Whereas Cobden-Sanderson thought of the decoration of books as the embellishment of great literature, Cockerell thought of it more soberly, as the expression or flowering of the book's construction, arranging his simple vocabulary of flowers and leaves and scrolling lines into roundels, panels, and arabesques that echo the proportions and structure of the book" (ODNB).

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Description

Quarto (214 x 167 mm). Finely bound in reddish-brown morocco, spine and front board lettered in gilt, gilt panels with floral corner pieces to boards, gilt ruling to turn-ins, green endpapers, all edges gilt.

Illustrations

Title page printed in red and black.

Condition

The binding sharp, occasional scattered spotting to contents, else internally fresh; a superb copy.

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