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Fine full leather 'Exhibition' binding by Zaehnsdorf, executed in 1909 (stamp-signed in gilt on front turn-in) . First edition. Small 8vo. 6.25" x 3.75" x 0.25". pp.56. Navy blue morocco, with bright gilt ruled border and gilt decorated corners. Corners bumped. Hinges carefully strengthened. Spine with 5 raised bands, gilt decorated compartments, gilt title ( The Weaver And The Way Of Life ), author ( John W. De Kay ), and publishing date ( 1908 ). All page edges bright gilt. Inner gilt decoration. Small Binder's stamp to verso of front board: "Bound By Zaehnsdorf 1909". Marbled endpapers. Zaehnsdorf 'Exhibition' stamp in gilt to recto of rear board of a man sat on a stool at a desk with his back to you. Half title present. Illustrated title page. Clear English text throughout. Some marginal pencil marks (partially erased). ** "De Kay, John Wesley (1872- 1938). Descended from an old New York family of Dutch origin. Very distant cousin of Charles De Kay. Went into business in Mexico in 1899, forming Mexican National Packing Company. Involved in various criminal activities, including fraud and arms dealing. Friend of Jane Addams and wrote a book on peace. Promoter of theatrical arts, especially the work of Sarah Bernhardt, and member of National Arts Club of New York. Brother of Henry De Kay." - See New York Times July 1st 1930.
Title: The Weaver And The Way Of Life By John W. De Kay. Autumn, Nineteen Hundred And Eight .
Publisher: [ Privately Printed ], 1908 . 0:
ISBN Number: 0
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 44890