Lilliput (Marguerite Duprez Lahey Binding)

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Lilliput (Marguerite Duprez Lahey Binding)


Roberta Teale Swartz


New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company



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Brief Notes on Book

Inscribed "For Minion", the author's mother, October 12, 1926. and again "For John" on July 1, 1966.


My proud grandfather, William King Swartz (1872-1957), commissioned this binding for a copy of my mother's first book of poems. She later "disowned" all the poems but kept the book for me. The binder, Lahey, bound for Morgan (see Frederick B. Adams, Jr., "Bookbindings," in Ninth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library 1958-1959, p. 56-63, 1959, for a discussion of some bindings bequeathed by Miss Marguerite Duprez Lahey, one illustrated). Miss Lahey maintained a bindery at the Morgan for 17 years before her death in Paris on October 20, 1958; see this blog post from the Morgan Library and Museum.


John Chalmers


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Roberta Teale Swartz, “Lilliput (Marguerite Duprez Lahey Binding),” Caxton Club Exhibits, accessed July 26, 2021,