The Life and Works.
Including the Analysis of Beauty and Five Day's Peregrination. Edited from the texts by John Nichols, George Steevens, and Samuel Ireland, with a new critical introduction by John LaFarge, and a chronological catalogue raisonne by Austin Dobson. The steel and copper plate impressions are from the engravings by Armstrong, Cook, Engleheart, Holl, Mottroam, Radclyffe, Romney, etc.Philadelphia: George Barrie & Son, 1900 Stock Code: 118680
One of ten copies bound and signed by the publishersThe Commemorative edition, number ten of ten copies printed and specially bound by the publishers, this set produced for Alice S. Timayenis with her name printed on the limitation page in each volume and signed by Barrie on a tipped-in leaf at the front of volume I; with the plates in three states, printed on "India paper, Japanese vellum, and papier de Chine". Alice Timayenis was the wife of Greek consul Demosthenes Timayenis. By 1921 she was heavily in debt and all her assets were sold at auction. A limited edition of 1,000 copies was issued by Barrie at the same time with the plates printed solely on India paper; Barrie, like a number of publishers of that era, specialised in lavish editions of 18th-century works. An extract from "Modern Bookbinding Practically Considered" entitled "How to open a new book" is laid into volumes 1, 2, 8 and 9.
10 volumes, octavo (245 x 170 mm). Publisher's presentation binding of brown crushed morocco, spine in compartments with raised bands, titles gilt, and white and brown rosette onlays, full morocco doublures decorated in gilt and multicoloured onlay, brown silk moiré endpapers, edges gilt. Housed in custom brown cloth slipcases.
Text printed in red and black, frontispieces and 167 engravings, each in three states (india paper; japon; papier de chine) including 21 double-page spreads, an additional 6 sepia plates on papier de chine in vol. 8, all with tissue-guards, some captioned
Slight rubbing to slipcase extremities; an excellent set.
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