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Author Name    [Bradley, William H. (binding design, decorations and illustrations)]; Blackmore, Richard Doddridge

Title   FRINGILLA OR TALES IN VERSE WITH SUNDRY DECORATIVE PICTURINGS BY WILL H. BRADLEY

Binding   Quarter linen

Book Condition   Very good +

Edition   First

Publisher   Cleveland The Burrows Brothers Company 1895

Illustrator   Will H. Bradley

Seller ID   1321

8vo (6 3/8 x 9 1/8). pp. 129 + Epilogue. Limited issue, this copy being no. 401 of 600 copies on handmade paper. Quarter linen over pale blue, paper covered boards. Signed binding design of a maiden and tree by Will H. Bradley in black and red on front board; the rear board has an unsigned title lettering design by Bradley in black and red. Includes illustrated endpapers, ornamental borders, plates and a double title page all designed and signed by Will H. Bradley. A collection of Blackmore's (Lorna Doone) narrative poetry largely concerned with an exploration of the amorous adventures of Adam and Eve. Bradley's tour de force of Art Nouveau decoration and illustration shows the influences of Morris, Whistler and Beardsley. A scarce survival in VG+ condition with chipping to the paper at the corners, the faint toning to the edge of the front board, a paper crease in the upper right quadrant of the front board, and faint offsetting from the verso of the title pages to the limitation page and the preface. Bambace A9; Turn of a Century 134; Taylor, The Art Nouveau Book in Britain, p.61

Price = 750.00 USD



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