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A 1916 bound manuscript illuminated by Alberto Sangorski is missing from Oakland University Libraries (Rochester, MI) following a leak in Kresge Library discovered on December 11, 2021. Specifically, the item is Daisy, A Poem, by English poet Francis Thompson, “designed, written out, and illuminated” on 13 vellum pages by Alberto Sangorski for Riviere & Son with notice that “This manuscript will not be duplicated,” signed by Sangorski.

Boards are jade green crushed morocco, inlaid with a border of gilt-outlined daisies and ochre celtic knots encircling five thistle flowers bordered by a thin strip of inlaid black morocco and a thicker band of red with studs echoing jewels; emerald crushed morocco doublures with border of gilt flower and pinnate leaf motif framing watered silk, and watered silk endleaves. Portrait miniature (signed AS 1916) of a young woman on the title page, and many gilt illuminated and ornate initials and rubrications throughout. The book sits in an emerald green clamshell case with brass clasps—the lid is lined in green watered silk, and the bottom is crushed velvet.

Condition: Very Fine.

If offered, please contact Dr. Dominique Daniel, Coordinator of Archives and Special Collections, Oakland University Libraries,