The Prospectus of An Artist's Thoughts in Verse & Design.Edinburgh : 1916 Stock Code: 106927
NotesFirst edition, first impression, 750 copies were printed; rare: according to Copac there are no copies located in British and Irish institutional libraries, nor does it appear in OCLC. With a note, possibly in Fothergill's hand (dated 1916): "The whole of the Manuscripts & Drawings were destroyed by fire which occurred in Messrs Neill & Co's premises". An Artist's Thoughts in Verse & Design was privately published in a de luxe folio edition in 1919. George Algernon Fothergill (1868-1945) was a watercolourist and illustrator best known for his equestrian studies; his Twenty Sporting Designs (Edinburgh 1911), also published by Neill, is in the Paul Mellon Collection (see Podeschi, Books on the Horse and Horsemanship, 308).
Quarto (pp. 18). Original drab brown wrappers, stitched as issue, lettered in black on front cover.
Title page printed in blue and black, illustrated throughout and with art nouveau decorations.
Scattered light foxing. An excellent copy.
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