1924 La Peinture en Italie Texte Etabli et Annote Avec Preface et Avant-Propos
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Illustrated, Leather Binding, Limited Edition
Bound by Ralph Partridge, an amateur bookbinding enthusiast and important figure in the Bloomsbury Group. They are in quarter calf, with hand-printed paper. He worked for Virginia and Leonard Woolf. He was first married to the English painter Dora Carrington with whom he had a menage a trois with Lytton Strachey. Partridge was the unrequited love of Strachey for many years. Whilst married to Carrington, Partridge fell in love with Frances Marshall. He married her in 1894. In a letter to Partridge from Virginia Woolf dated 29 June 1925 she asks him to 'send me a list of your terms for binding books'. From the library of David Garnett. David Garnett was known as 'Bunny' to his friends. He gained literary recognition with his novel 'Lady into a Fox' which was awarded the 1922 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction. He founded the Nonesuch Press with Francis Meynell. The preface and foreword to this work is Paul Arbelet. Limited edition, number 703. Five plates to volume I, three plates to volume II. Stendhal was the pen name for Marie-Henri Beyle, a 19th century writer. He is best known for his novels 'Le Rouge et le Noir' and 'La Chartreuse de Parme'.
In a quarter morocco binding, with marbled paper boards. Externally, very smart with just some light shelfwear to the spines. Prior owner's inscription to the recto of front endpaper, 'David Garnett Hilton Hall'. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright. Scattered spots to the first and last few pages. Otherwise, pages are very clean.
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