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Vie de Michel-Ange.

ROLLAND (Romain).

ROLLAND (Romain).

Vie de Michel-Ange Avec un Portrait. Cinquieme Edition Revue.

8vo. [187 x 116 x 29 mm]. 210, [2] pp. Contemporary binding by Hilda E. Henry (signed in blind on the rear turn-in) of brown goatskin, the front cover with a border composed of a gilt fillet and three blind fillets broken and linked by blind gouges and fillets, with a gilt dots and a knot-work pattern at the four corners containing a small terracota onlay within a gilt circle; the rear cover with a border of a gilt fillet and a blind fillet with indentations containing a gilt dot and a blind fillet panel. The spine divided into six panels, the bands flanked with a gilt fillet, lettered in gilt in the second and fourth panels and at the foot, the others tooled in blind to a knot-work pattern with a central small terracotta onlay within a gilt circle, grey endleaves, plain edges. (Slightly rubbed, spine a little darkened).
Paris: Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1914.

Hilda Henry was clearly an amateur, but she took her work seriously and signed herself "Hilda E. Henry. Binder". She has also signed the title page in ink, with the date 1915. There are two labels, recording that the volume was presented by Miss H. Henry to Cheltenham Ladies' College, where it was once kept in a locked case (M19).

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