[Lorenz Schwartz Collection] War Lyrics


War Lyrics

by Henry Howard Brownell. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1866. First edition. Bound by Lorenz Schwartz at The Zahn Bindery in full crushed morocco to a mirror finish with elaborate gilt tooling on both cover and the spine. The boards have a single rule frame (interrupted at places at the spine side). Very elaborate semicircular design of leaves and sinuous stems within large half circles of gilt lines. The design of the binding was made to provide a visual “bridge” across the spine. Even the large dots employed in the concentric semi circles match the dots across the raised bands. Spine in five compartments, the largest of which is the center compartment; two raised bands toward to top and two raised bands toward the bottom. Large, dense tooling of vines and leaves in first, third and fifth compartments; title and author in second and fourth compartments; a.e.g. Doublures in leather with green silk central panel.