Leonardo da Vinci: Artist, Thinker, and Man of Science (Two Volumes complete; 'Presentation Copy' blindstamped to title pages). Eugene Muntz, St. John Hornby.
Leonardo da Vinci: Artist, Thinker, and Man of Science (Two Volumes complete; 'Presentation Copy' blindstamped to title pages)

Leonardo da Vinci: Artist, Thinker, and Man of Science (Two Volumes complete; 'Presentation Copy' blindstamped to title pages)

London: William Heinemann, 1898. First Edition. Leather bound. Large Quartos. [2], xii, 256pp; [2] xi, [1], 287pp; top edges gilt. 48 tissue-protected plates with descriptive letterpress (some color) including portraits and 252 text illustrations. Errata slip tipped into Volume 1. Includes Catalogue of the Works... (V. 2, pp 241-278), indices. Near Fine copies in later full rust morocco art bindings, upper and lower boards stamped in gold and blind with striking 'LV' motif; gilt lettering to spines. Turn-ins ruled in gold and blind; burgundy and pink pastedowns and endpapers. Both bindings signed 'M.C.A. 1961'. Item #18348

'C. Cassandra Barclay from St. J. and C. Hornby' to half titles. Published in the year of their marriage, this set likely was a gift from St. John and Cicely Hornby to her mother as the couple began their life together. St. John Hornby was founder and owner of the Ashendene Press.

Price: $1,500.00

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