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(BROCK, H. M.) JERROLD, Douglas.

The Essays.

Edited by Walter Jerrold.

Published: London: J. M. Dent & Co., 1903

Stock code: 105771

Price: £250

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First edition of this collection of essays edited by Jerrold’s grandson, featuring Brock’s delicate illustrations. The brothers C. E. and H. M. Brock collaborated closely with the publisher for J. M. Dent, perhaps most notably illustrating the novels of Jane Austen. They “worked closely together in the same studio and gained stimulation from each other … Although meticulous in signing their drawings, H.M.’s can usually be told apart by their thicker ink lines and bolder handling” (The Dictionary of 19th Century British Book Illustrators).

Octavo (179 110 mm). Bound in near-contemporary dark calf for J & E Bumpus Ltd, gilt titles to spine and rules to boards, raised bands to spine, all edges and turn-ins gilt. Photogravure frontispiece, title page printed in brown and blue, illustrations to text by H. M. Brock. Spine a little faded, boards slightly rubbed to extremities, internally fine; an excellent copy.

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