by SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE, binders. LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth
Boston: Ticknor, Reed and Fields, 1850. A Fine Arts and Crafts Binding by Sangorski & SutcliffeSANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE, binders. LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth. The Seaside and the Fireside. Boston: Ticknor, Reed and Fields, 1850. First edition. Octavo (7 1/16 x 4 1/2 inches; 179 x 114 mm.). iv, [ii], 141, [1, blank], [4, adverts, dated Dec. 1849] pp. Bound ca. 1920 by Sangorski & Sutcliffe (stamp-signed on rear turn-in). Full dark blue crushed levant morocco, covers with an Arts and Crafts-style frame of tulips and trefoils, a quatrefoil of stippled gilt hearts with a central dot of inlaid red morocco at each corner. Spine with five raised bands decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt ruled board edges, elaborate gilt ruled turn-ins, gray paper liners and end-leaves, top edge gilt. A spectacular example housed in the original fleece-lined blue cloth clamshell case.Sangorski & Sutcliffe, one of the leading bookbinders in London, was established in 1901 by Francis Sangorski (1875-1912) and George Sutcliffe (1878-1943). It is considered to be one of the most important bookbinding companies of the 20th century, famous for its luxurious jeweled bindings that used real gold and precious stones in their book covers.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline. He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, and was one of the five Fireside Poets. The Seaside and the Fireside is a collection of Poems with The Building of the Ship as the leading piece. The form of this poem was clearly suggested by Friedrich Schiller's Song of the Bell which has more than once served poets as a model.BAL, 12099.
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