[Lorenz Schwartz Collection] The Book-Hunter


The Book-Hunter

by John Hill Burton. Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1882. Limited to 250 copies. Large 8vo. Signed by The Monastery Hill Bindery on the front lower turn-in at center, with Schwartz’s “LS” monogram on rear turn-in at center. Bound in full crushed purple morocco with front and back cover featuring a matching design: two horizontal panels at top and bottom, three vertical panels at middle. Design of decorated panels center around highly stylized art nouveau “wreaths,” inlaid with red and white geranium flowers. Spine with four raised bands; title and author in the second and fourth panels. Top, middle, and bottom panels featuring more inlaid flowers, gouged lines, and small heart stamps. Wide, triple ruled turn-­ins framing purple silk moire endpapers, with five inlaid flowers in each corner, with stippling between, t.e.g.

Inlaid flowers: 30 (front cover) + 30 (back cover) + 22 (spine) + 20 (front turn-in) + 20 (rear turn-in) = 122 total