[Day, Lewis Foreman (binding design)]; Veley, Margaret; Stephen, Sir Leslie (biographical preface)
Title A MARRIAGE OF SHADOWS AND OTHER POEMS WITH BIOGRAPHICAL PREFACE BY LESLIE STEPHENS
Book Condition Near fine
Edition First Edition
Publisher London Smith, Elder and Co. 1888
Seller ID 1144
12mo (5" x 7¼ ”). pp. 149. ASSOCIATION COPY. Signed binding design by Lewis Foreman Day of a rectangular floral panel surrounded by decorative floral strapwork; titles and oriental fan motif on the spine; all in gold on dark blue cloth. Green eps; beveled edges.
Lewis Foreman Day (1845-1910) was a decorative artist and industrial designer who had a considerable influence on contemporary ornament was considerable (see ODNB). He is mentioned in Leslie Stephen's bibliographical preface to this book as one of Miss Veley's "intimate friends" (p. xxiv).
This is the author's most noteworthy work, posthumously published and inscribed here to the noted American publisher R. R. Bowker by the author's mother: R. R. Bowker Esqr. With best wishes from the Author's Mother. Sophia Veley. Braintree [Essex]. July 18th, 1888. Bowker spent his last years at his estate in Stockbridge MA, and this copy bears the label of the Stockbridge Library Historical Room, from whom it was originally purchased.