Saturday, August 20, 2011

Passages From Modern English Poets [1876]

Millais, John Everett, John Tenniel, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, et. al. (illus.), PASSAGES FROM MODERN ENGLISH POETS. ILLUSTRATED BY THE JUNIOR ETCHING CLUB (London: William Tegg, n.d. [1876]). First edition thus, 28 x 21cm (large 4to), in publisher's scarlet sand-grain cloth w/gilt title & embossed border designs to fr. cover (blind border design only to rear), gilt decorations & title to spine, a.e.g., pale salmon ep.s, [i-vi], [1-184] pp. (the 1st pp. of poetry & the plates are each numbered 1-45) w/frontis & 46 designs printed on cardstock illustrating poems by Byron, Coleridge, Tennyson, Wordsworth, et. al. Originally "issued by Day & Son in 1862," for this edition the "etchings [were] transferred to stone & printed as lithographs" (White p.152). Binding Very Good (spine a bit darkened, a few small stains to covers, corners sl. bumped & worn, & rear hinge cracked); contents Very Good (occas. lt.-to-moderate foxing). White 152-53 (a "notable volume"), Goldman p.327. (Inv. #767) C$900

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