[Lorenz Schwartz Collection] Three Legends of the Christ Child

Three Legends of the Christ Child

by Fiona Macleod. Portland, ME: Mosher, 1908. One of an unknown number of Japan vellum copies from Mosher’s Ideal Series of Little Masterpieces. Bound in full dark brown crushed levant morocco by Lorenz Schwartz at The Zahn Bindery. When covers are both opened the design roughly creates a pair of concentric circles. Within each pair gilt dots fill either part of the space (outer circles) or all of the space (inner circle). Within the inner most circle there is a nested design of curved lines and interfacing leaves and dots. Spine in three compartments with leaf-and-line designs in compartments one, three and five; compartments two and four are for the title and author respectively; center compartment is the largest; prominent raised bands with gold dots across each; t.e.g. Turn-ins with gilt framing terminating in leaf, curved gouge marks and dots at each corner. Pastedown of green and blue cloudy marbled paper matching the first flyleaf.