Título: HOME THOUGHTS & HOME SCENES.
In Original Poems by Jean Ingelow, Dora Greenwell, Mrs. Tom Taylor, The Non. Mrs. Norton, Amelia B. Edwards, Jennett Humphreys & Mrs. Craik. With Pictures by A.B. Houghton, engr'd by the Bros. Dalziel. Pub. Routledge, Warne & Routledge, 1865. 1st edn. with 35 illus. by Arthur Boyd Houghton. pp. v + 35 text + 35 plates, printed recto only on thin card, 2pp adverts rear. Each page text within thin ruled black border. Red sand grain cloth cloth with elaborate gilt decor. borders both cvrs., gilt decor. title panel centre both cvrs within blind stamped border, titled "Dalziel's Gift-Book For 1865", gilt titling & decor. bkstrip., (designed by John Leighton), bevelled edges, a.e.g., 10 x 7 3/4". (Fr. cvr. & bkstrip. discol'd with gilt dull thereon - re-cased with replacement vict. eps. & nameplate pastedown - additional illuminated presentation leaf bound-in - sml. piece chipped from foredge half-title - light crease mark on foredge margin first 20pp - foxing prelims, general spotting thoughtout & one text page heavily spotted with sml. marginal tear) Still a good copy of a very uncommon book - housed in red custom-made lined box with title label thereon. "Glesson White p.126 "Home Thoughts & Home Scenes, a book with thirty-five drawings by A. Boyd Houghton which was afterwards reprinted as Happy Day Stories. The book is absolutly essential to any representative collection of the period. Forrest Reid p.196 "But the book of 1865, not counting the Arabian Nights, is Home Thoughts & Home Scenes (Routledge).Houghton is said to have taken more pains with these particular drawings than over any others". Goldman p.88 "This innocuous title disguises a book of designs which reveal juvenile passions & disquiet as powerful & intense as anything produced by Sandys.". N° de ref. de la librería 235262
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