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Hardback, 9.5 x 6.5 inches. Dark brown morocco leather binding with gilt decoration, raised banding, and decorative gilt paneled boards. Marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In very good condition. Spine and corners rubbed on cover. Bookplate to front endpaper “J. Cosmo Melvill,” and neat inscription to following endpaper “To my darling wife on her birthday 1875.” Moderate foxing to pages throughout, else a clean and tight copy. 318pp. MAny B&W illustrations within text by Pinwell, Poynter, North, Dalziel, Wolf, Houghton & Small. Engraved by Brothers Dalziel. A Dalziel gift book, with illustrations by various artists (McLean, p. 108 Victorian Publishers’ book-bindings). The “greatest period of Victorian gift book design was the sixties, the climax of monochrome wood-engraved illustrations, when such books were actually planned and commissioned by the great wood-engraving firms of Dalziel, Swain, and Evans. This was also the culmination of the gold-blocked cloth binding”.
Title: Poems. With illustrations by Pinwell, Poynter, North, Dalziel, Wolf, Houghton & Small. Engraved by Brothers Dalziel.
Categories: Illustrated Books,
Publisher: London, Longman, Green, Reader & Dyer, 1867:
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Seller ID: 81205
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