1899 Scarce First Edition bound by Bayntun - Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales illustrated by the Brothers Robinson.
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Author: ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. Illustrated by Thomas, Charles, and William Heath Robinson. (Mrs. E-Lucas, translator).
Title: Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales with illustrations by Thomas, Charles, and William Robinson.
Publisher: London, J. M. Dent & Co., 1899. First edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 " X 6 ".
Pages: xiv-539 pages.
Binding: Attractive and fine binding, finely bound by Bayntun-Riviere in half crimson red morocco leather with cloth sides, the spine lettered in gilt with floral center tools and tooled bands, hand-marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover. A beautiful Bayntun-Riviere binding!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, some light foxing and staining - as shown, some page unopened).
Illustrations: Complete with the beautiful color frontispiece, the color title page and the numerous black and white illustrations by the brothers Robinson.
Estimate: (USD 600 - USD 800)
The book: Rare and Attractive First edition illustrated by the Brothers Robinson of Andersen's Fairy Tales. A timeless collection of fairy stories wonderfully illustrated in a nice Bayntun-Riviere binding!!
The binder: George Bayntun was born in 1873 in Bath, England. After an apprenticeship, he began his own bookbinding business in Bath in 1894, binding books by hand with great craftsmanship. Although many binders were using machines in their process, Bayntun refused to use modern techniques.
In 1920, George Baynton purchased the business of George Gregory, Bookseller. The shop was frequently visited by Queen Mary throughout his final years.
In 1939, the George Bayntun firm acquired the Rivière Bindery, and Bayntun passed away the following year. The firm has continued throughout the years under different managers through the family line and was granted the appointment of Bookseller to Her Majesty in 1950. The Bayntun-Rivière Bindery firm has been in residence on Manvers Street in Bath since 1939. Their books are still bound by hand, and the firm is world-famous for its fine bindings, restoration, and conservation work.
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