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ANTIQUARIAN BOOK

Catalogo Delle Porcellane Dei Medici. II.

LIVERANI (Giuseppe).

LIVERANI (Giuseppe).

Catalogo Delle Porcellane Dei Medici. II.

Nine plates, illustrating 33 objects.

4to. [256 x 197 x 18 mm]. 57pp. Contemporary (?) binding by Worrall of Birmingham (signed in gilt on the front turn-in) in full mid-blue goatskin, the covers tooled in gilt with a wide border composed of two sets of double fillets flanking repeated impressions of a large arched and spiked tool, with a circular ornament built up of small tools in the corners, and double fillet panel with a plant tool at the outer corners. The spine divided into six panels with gilt compartments, lettered in the second, the others with centres, corners and dots, the edges of the boards and turn-ins tooled with gilt rolls, marbled endleaves, top edge gilt.
Faenza: Stab. Grafico F. Lega / Piccola Biblioteca Del Museo Delle Ceramiche, 1936.

The original covers have been bound in at the end, indicating that this is vol.II, and are followed by 32 blank leaves. There are a number of neat pencil notes, including the remark that in 1949 an American dealer paid £1100 for the E.L. Paget blue and white floral plate.

A very good copy in an elaborate binding, with a border reminiscent of London examples of the mid-18th century. Edmund Worrall was established as a binder in Birmingham by 1869 (there is a binding with his ticket and an inscription dated 1869 illustrated in Spawn and Kinsella Ticketed Bookbindings from Nineteenth-Century Britain, 187). Five Worrall bindings and a sample book are listed in the John Collins Collection of Particular Bindings, 265-270, now in the British Library. Kelly's Directory for 1939 gives an address of 121 & 123 Edmund Street.

Stock no. ebc3837

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