Lot 16: (BOOK ARTS / PRINTING.) Carroll, G. D.; editor. Love: Compositions of Eminent Persons of Golden Ages.
December 1, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: (BOOK ARTS / PRINTING.) Carroll, G. D.; editor. Love: Compositions of Eminent Persons of Golden Ages. Title-page and 36 pages of printing specimens interleaved between love poems and letters printed in red and black. Oblong folio, robin''s egg blue cloth decoratively stamped in gold, soiled, extremities rubbed with some loss, dampstain to rear cover; hinges cracked; printer''s ticket (William Prescott, New York) mounted to front pastedown along with an example of his stationery, laid in. New York: Dempsey & Carroll, 1883
Notes: An attractive little specimen book from the 19th century Union Square, New York City printer self-described on the title-page as "The Art Stationers & Engravers to the Bon Ton." Indeed, the examples shown within are calling cards and invitations printed for society members including the Astors, Auchinchlosses, Vanderbilts, Delanos, and Jay Gould, as well as various yacht & social clubs and ivy league schools.