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MACDOUGALL, William Brown.

The Book of Ruth; [with] KEATS, John. Isabella; or, The pot of basil. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner, 1898

Published: London: [1st work] J. M. Dent and Co.; [2nd work] Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner, 1896 & 1898

Stock code: 103660

Price: £1,250

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First edition thus of both works. Attractive examples of 1890s book production, both volumes with striking designs by the Scottish artist and illustrator William Brown Macdougall (1868-1936), a member of the prestigious New English Art Club.

2 works, quarto. Ruth: Original buff cloth, gilt lettered spine, large decorative gilt stamp on front cover, top edges gilt, untrimmed. Isabella: Original green cloth, gilt lettered spine, large decorative gilt stamp on front cover, top edges gilt, untrimmed. Housed together in a custom marbled solander box. Title pages printed in red and black, illustrations and letterpress printed within decorative borders designed by Macdougall throughout. Tips and spine ends rubbed, faint marginal toning; an excellent, attractive pair.

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