Boston: J. H. Buffords Sons, n.d. (ca 1890).
First edition thus. Huge folio (17.5 x 13.5 inches). Original blue bevelled cloth with gilt embossed cover design. Twenty remarkable full-page drawings by J. Noel Paton, a sculptor, illustrator and painter associated with the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Percy Bate, in his English" Pre-Raphaelite Painters includes Noel Paton (together with Arthur Hughes and other artists) among those painters on whom Pre-Raphaelitism had a permanent influence. A very scarce and prodigious work, this book is seldom seen, and when it does show up, it is usually disbound owing the size and weight. This copy is very good or better, with wear to foot of spine, edgewear, corners peeled, soiling and scuffing to covers, hinges cracked, but clean and bright internally and certainly a desirable and well-kept entity.
Price: $650.00 Item #394