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Poems and sonnets

The queen of Art Deco binding. English, 1930. Sybil Pye (1879–1958). Blue-green morocco inlaid with leathers of different colours. Back turn-ins signed with Pye's device and dated 1930. Sybil Pye was a self-taught binder who developed a highly original style, giving prominence to the technique of inlay. Her use of colour combined with the Art Deco style made her bindings highly collectible by the …