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S. T. (Sarah Treverbian) Prideaux
British, 1853-1933

Sarah Prideaux was a bookbinder, teacher, writer, and collector of fine bindings. In addition to An Historical Sketch of Bookbinding and other books on her craft, she wrote a well-regarded history of aquatint engraving, which includes a bibliography and notes on artists such as Thomas Rowlandson. Prideaux used gilt-stamped brown morocco for this edition of two of Perrault’s Mother Goose Tales. Her cover design depicts a flowering rose bush tooled in gold; the spine is titled and decorated with a thorned stem. Signed “S.T.P. 1900” on the rear turn-in.

La Belle au Bois Dormant et Le Petit Chaperon Rouge..., Bound by Sarah Prideaux

La Belle au Bois Dormant et Le Petit Chaperon Rouge. Deux Contes de Ma Mere L’Oye, by Charles Perrault, with frontispiece, borders, illustrations, and initials designed by Lucien Pissarro, and engraved on wood by Esther and Lucien Pissarro. London: Eragny Press; en vente chez Hacon & Ricketts, 1899.

Graphic Arts Division

Portrait [of S.T. Prideaux], by Leonard Baskin

Portrait of Sarah Prideaux
by Leonard Baskin
Color etching, 1988
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Copyright Estate of Leonard Baskin

Other works in the exhibition:

  • Aquatint Engraving; A Chapter in the History of Book Illustration, by S.T. Prideaux; illustrated by an original Aquatint, two collotype plates, and numerous half-tone plates, London, Duckworth, 1909.
    Graphic Arts Division. Rowlandson Collection



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