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