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The Estate of Peter H. Tillou | Day 2

Fri, Sep 30, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 688

Four Classic Literature Titles

Estimate: $400 - $600

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$3,000 $250
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$100,000 $10,000

7 volumes total, including: [Faust] by Goethe, Stuttgart/Tubingen: Cotta, 1854-1858, text in German, two volumes (complete), bound in full brown leather, elaborately blindstamped and gilt decorated covers, gilt lettering and decoration to spines, embossed white endpapers, aeg; [The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow], Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1881, two volumes (complete), containing numerous black and white illustrations, bound in full dark blue leather, covers with blindstamped and gilt lettering and ruling, gilt lettering and decoration to spines, five raised bands, embossed white endpapers, gilt inner dentells, aeg; [Decameron] by Giovanni Boccaccio, Berlin: Verlag Neufeld & Henius, 1924, two volumes (complete), text in German, containing numerous illustrations by Lucian Zabel, bound in vellum with gilt decorated illustrations on spines and upper covers, four raised bands, marbled endpapers, teg; [The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri], translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, London: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd., 1802, bound in full vellum with hand illuminated designs and gilt covers, patterned endpapers

Provenance: The Estate of Peter H. Tillou, Litchfield, Connecticut


light wear to extremities, some bumped corners, scattered scuffs and small losses to leather, vellum with some staining and cracks, scattered light staining throughout