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Roger Collicott is a Book Consultant in the Books and Manuscript Department at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood and works on the preparation of our specialist Antiquarian and Rare Book, Manuscript, Map and Print auctions. He is based at our Honiton salerooms.
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Review Entries for Day Monday, February 24, 2014

Four beautiful and rare hand-painted bindings by the Bath bookbinder Cedric Chivers are included in the next Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood Rare Book Auction on 19th March 2014.

 

 

 

 Cedric Chivers (BK11)

 

No doubt influenced by the wonderful bindings of Edwards of Halifax, of a hundred years earlier, Chivers perfected at the end of the nineteenth century a method incorporating a fine watercolour, sometimes even heightened with the addition of mother-of-pearl in a vellum binding.

 

 

 

 Cedric Chivers (BK11)

 

The painting on paper was overlaid with a layer of finely skived translucent vellum, that way the painting was sealed, thus protecting the painting.

 

Examples of these fine and delicate bindings included in the sale are a 1909 edition of The Deserted Village; A’Kempis, Of the Imitation of Christ, 1898; and Baroness Von Hutten, Our Lady of the Beeches, 1907; each with an estimate of £800-£1,200. 

 

 

Cedric Chivers (BK11)

 

Cedric Chivers (BK11)

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