Binding by Gustaf Hedberg (1859-1920) for an unidentified collector View larger
Binding by Gustaf Hedberg (1859-1920) for an unidentified collector
  • Binding by Gustaf Hedberg (1859-1920) for an unidentified collector
  • Bindings executed for Christina, Queen of Sweden (1626-1689)
Sjögren (Arthur), 1874-1951

Svenska Kungliga och Furstliga Bokägaremärken : Inklusive dedikations- och donationsexlibris

Stockholm, [Bröderna Lagerström], 1915
(31 cm), clii, 352 (7) pp., with 279 unnumbered figures in the introduction, and 563 numbered figures in the text, 24 plates (22 in colour, 2 folding). Bound by Gustaf Hedberg (1859-1920), Stockholm, in half-morocco; monogram on upper cover. - The standard work on Swedish Royal armorial bindings. The artist and collector Arthur Sjögren was editor of Svensk ex-libris Tidskrift (1911-1917) and published extensively on the exlibris in Sweden and Nordic countries. The present work on royal book plates and armorial bindings is “his masterpiece and also one of the best produced Swedish books of the 1910s. It was printed by one of the leading printers in 18 copies on Japanese paper and 550 numbered copies [this is no. 334] on handwoven paper” (Sten G. Lindberg, Swedish books 1280-1967, Stockholm 1968, pp.60-61 no. 85). ¶ The binding is signed by Hedberg at the foot of the spine; his ticket is placed in the lower outer corner of the front free-endpaper. Superb copy.
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