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BURGESS, Walter W.

Bits of Old Chelsea.

A Series of Forty-one Etchings ... With letterpress description by Lionel Johnson and Richard Le Gallienne.

Published: London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., Ltd, 1894

Stock code: 42482

Price: £10,000

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First edition, one of a limited edition of 110 copies, of which only 100 were for sale. A lavish piece of 1890s book production, with text by two fellow bohemian poets and contributors to The Yellow Book, Johnson and Le Gallienne. The etchings by Burgess (1856–1908) remain classic evocations of Chelsea and its riverside.

Large folio (443 305 mm). Fine binding of reddish brown morocco by the Chelsea Bindery, spine and front cover lettered gilt, spine with wide raised bands, gilt rules to spine, boards and inner dentelles, top edge gilt, others uncut. 41 etchings on cream paper, tipped in as issued, each signed by the artist. A fine copy.

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