The Way of All Flesh. Illustrated with wood engravings by John Farleigh.London, Collins, 1934 Stock Code: 43801
A fine binding for this attractive edition of Butler's major novel, first published posthumously in 1902, a powerful autobiographical work recording his pained and satirical dissent from patriarchal Victorian hypocrisy. Farleigh was one of the best wood-engravers of the pre-War era, achieving his greatest success with the illustrations to George Bernard Shaw's The Adventures of the Black Girl in her Search for God (1932).
Octavo (180 x 130 mm). Bound by Bayntun in dark red polished calf, blue and green morocco labels, spine gilt in compartments, covers with twin gilt rules, inner dentelles gilt with a floral roll, board edges gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges.
Woodcut illustrations and head- and tailpieces by John Farleigh.
A fine copy.
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