Item #011872 Elizabethan Songs in Honour of Love and Beautie. Collected and, Edmund Garrett, Introduction Andrew Lang.
Elizabethan Songs in Honour of Love and Beautie
Elizabethan Songs in Honour of Love and Beautie
Elizabethan Songs in Honour of Love and Beautie
Elizabethan Songs in Honour of Love and Beautie

Elizabethan Songs in Honour of Love and Beautie

Boston: Little Brown, 1891. Limited Edition. A Very Good Hardcover.

Limited edition. Number 99 of only 225 copies printed on Japan paper. Illustrated with 21 full-page photogravure plates, including 6 in sepia, from watercolors by Garrett. There are 4 smaller photogravures in the introduction, and 65 decorative head/tailpieces throughout. Boards bound in Japan vellum with gilt decoration.

Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Minimal shelf handling wear. Evidence of removed library markings: Residue from removed bookplate on front paste-down; Scuff on the spine; residue on rear end pages. Top edge gilt. 8vo; 9.75 inches tall; xxi, [i], 178pp.

The illustrations reproduced from photogravure, are from watercolor paintings. Six of them, decorative and emblematic figures, are printed from sepia. They represent six characters, - Grace, Love, Harmony, Revel, Sport, and Laughter.

Very Good / No Dust Jacket As Issued. Item #011872

A beautiful example of late 19th century book binding and illustration. Included are works from the major Elizabethan poets.

Price: $125.00