Set of Desk Books; Finely bound by Asprey
Set of Desk Books.
Item Number: 85764
London: Asprey & Co. Ltd.
Finely bound set of desk books. Small octavo, 8 volumes. Volumes include: Atlas, Gazetteer, Dictionary, Encyclopedia, and others.
The Asprey fine and rare book tradition evolved from the early 1900s when a small compendia of reference books were produced in attractive stands. However, it wasn't until the Second World War, when raw materials were in such short supply, that Asprey began to offer second-hand and antiquarian books. Following the war, this practice was further developed to include a range of books, old and new, that were bound by Asprey, augmenting the company's tradition in leather goods.