The 2017 Olympia Book Fair is now closed.

We are excited to announce that in 2018 the Fair is relocating
to Battersea Evolution, 24-26 May 2018.
85 Beach Street
Deal
Kent
CT14 6JB
Contact Nicholas McConnell
Telephone 01304 375086
Mobile 07966 404164
Specialists Fine Bindings, Library Sets
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85 Beach Street
Deal
Kent
CT14 6JB
Contact Nicholas McConnell
Telephone 01304 375086
Mobile 07966 404164
Specialists Fine Bindings, Library Sets
McConnell Fine Books
Stand A04

SPLENDID FULL EMBOSSED RELIEVO CALF

GRAY, Thomas. (JONES, Owen)

Gray's Elegy, London: Longmans 1846

Full calf, 10 inches tall. Excellent example of one of Own Jones designed 'Relievo' bindings. His first secular title, this deeply embossed style, in imitation of a 'medieval' carved wooden binding is particularly successful. The title appears on the upper cover framed within holly leaves and berries, on the lower board is the monogram of Owen Jones. The text consists of chromolithograph illuminated plates again designed by Jones. As with all these Relievo bindings the gutta-percha used in the process to attach the plates has perished and in this example has been expertly and invisibly restored. All edges gilt. A fine copy of one of the most celebrated publisher's bindings of the Victorian period.
£550