ANCIENT SPANISH BALLADS;
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Historical & Romantic. with Notes. Pub. John Murray, 1841 1st edn. revised with 6 full page wood engrs. on a tinted ground & 71 textual b&w wood engrs. by William Allan, David Roberts, W. Simson, Henry Warren, C.E. Aubrey & Wm. Harvey, engr'd by H. Vizetelly, Orrin Smith, S. Williams etc. Coloured titles, borders, ornamental letters & vignettes designed by Owen Jones consisting of an illuminated half title, title & verso of title and 3 other title pages printed in colours & gold. Contents pp. printed in blue & red, decor. initials & ornaments printed in colour & each page of text within colour decor. border. pp. 254 (unpaginated), 8pp. of Pub's adverts dd. 1841 printed in lilac. The whole book printed by Vizetelly Bros. Red cloth with Arabesque design in gold on covers & bkstrip., ornamental titling front cvr. & bkstrip. (by Owen Jones), t.e.g. gold starred eps. 9 3/4 x 7 7/8". (Bkstrip. faded with some wear top/bottom & fading to edges of cvrs. - corners bruised & a little worn - bookpl. fr. pastedown & verso free ep. - some creasing to tissue guard) v.g. copy. McLean (VBD): pp. 75, 78-81, 80, 86, 88-9, 171, 178, 218. it must have been, after Baxter's "Pictorial Album" of 1837 the most colourful and lavish book, produced for the gift book market, that London had yet seen. 2000 copies of both the first edn. of 1841 & the 2nd edn. were printed. The decorative eps. did not appear in the 1841 edn. "A landmark in the history of the book . one of the earliest examples of chromolithography being employed for illus. . it has a justifiable claim as the first true illustrated book in trade edition form." (David Miller Private Library Vol.9:4, 1986). Burch. p.150. N° de ref. de la librería 3983
Título: ANCIENT SPANISH BALLADS;
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