1312 - 1725 FINE PRINTING and ILLUSTRATED BOOKS (including CARICATURE)
- A few sm. rubbed spots on frontcover and backstrip. Otherwise a fine copy.
= Binder unidentified.
= Splendid bookproduction in a fine binding. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XLVIII.
- Contemp. ms. annot. on verso first free endpaper ("à Alice de Monségur") and a handdrawn col. bookplate mounted on first blank.
- Final 2 lvs. sl. foxed; trifle fingersoiled. Backcover unobtrusively cracked.
= McLean, Victorian book design and colour printing, p.72-73: "The binding of one of his 1847 books, Parables of Our Lord, was even more unusual. It was the first of the so-called "papier maché" bindings, contrived to look like carved ebony (...). They were cast in a black plaster composition, over papier maché, often reinforced with metal. The result was splendidly gothic and impressive (...) Noel Humphreys has captured some of the medieval Flemish illuminator's spirit but has added to it an inventiveness and artistry of his own, based on an artist's feeling for the strange intricacies of flower and leaf, backed by a naturalist's knowledge". McLean, Victorian publishers' book-bindings in paper, p.51; Ball, Victorian publishers' bindings, p.144 and 149. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XLIX.
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XLIX.
- A few lvs. foxed. = SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XLVIII.
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE L.
- Contemp. ms. annot. in pen and ink on first free endpaper.
- Sm. ticket "Librairie Baron-Ramadié" on verso first free endpaper.