Tall 8vo. London: Macmillan, 1893. Tall 8vo, (5), 63, (1) pp. With 12 plates and numerous decorations throughout by Laurence Housman. Original green buckram, covers richly gilt with a floral design by Housman, gilt edges, minimal wear at head and foot of back-strip, a very fine copy beautifully colored by Gloria Cardew with her ticket. First edition. Housman’s marvelous and disturbing images of the strange little furry goblin men who so tempted the two virginal young sisters are among the most interesting and unusual illustrations of the decade. Johnson, Fantastic Illustration, 117. Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England from 1790-1914, 279: “This book is a delight to behold… (the binding and illustrations) combine to make a harmonious and elegant whole.” Hodnett, English Book Illustration, page 204, remarks on how much improved Housman’s work is in the book. Boss, The Turn of the Century 6, 112. “Cardew (her name considered by Denis Collins in an article for the IBIS Journal to likely be a pseudonym) was a young artist associated with the Guild of Women Binders, whose work was exhibited alongside theirs by the Charing Cross Road bookseller Frank Karslake. Cardew was among the finest exponents of the art of hand-colouring.” (Blackwell’s). (Inventory #: 107308)
Bibles, theology and religion, Bindings, Early & Fine Printing, Illustrated Books, William Blake & His Circle, Illuminated Manuscripts, Private Press Books, T.F. Dibdin, Mary Wollstonecraft, Children's Books 1600-1950
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