LUCILE

By: [BRADLEY, WILLIAM H. (binding and title page design); MEREDITH, OWEN (Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton)

Price: $375.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very good


New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1897. First Thus. Thick 8vo (5 1/8" x 8 3/8"). pp. 832.

Signed binding design by Will Bradley of a repeated pattern of lilies and English roses in two colors of textured gold on periwinkle cloth, with the primary decorative motif repeated in gold on the spine. Unsigned title page design also by Will Bradley.

Includes twelve facsimiles of water colors by Madeleine Lemaire and 100 black and white drawings by C. McCormick Rogers. t.e.g.

A romantic narrative poem whose heroine, Lucile, is beloved by an English Lord and a French Duke who are bitter rivals. She loves the English Lord, but a misunderstanding keeps them apart. Many years later, the son of the Lord and the daughter of the Duke fall in love, but are separated by the old feud. They are finally reunited through the efforts of Lucile, who has become a nun named Sister Seraphine.

Bradley represented the primary conflict of the poem in his binding by using an alternating design the English rose and the French lily. Stokes released this particular edition of Lucile in two different bindings, with the Bradley binding being the more scarce and difficult to obtain.

A very good + copy with fading to the spine cloth that does not affect the gilt design and a neat ownership statement written in ball-point pen on the ffep. Scarce in any condition.

Bambace A28.

Title: LUCILE

Author Name: [BRADLEY, WILLIAM H. (binding and title page design); MEREDITH, OWEN (Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton)

Illustrator: BRADLEY, WILL H.; LEMAIRE, MADELEINE (water color illustrations); ROGERS, C. MCCORMICK (line illustrations)

Categories: Art Nouveau, American Decorative Cloth, American Publisher's Bindings-19th C., WILL BRADLEY,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, Frederick A. Stokes Company: 1897

Binding: cloth

Book Condition: Very good

Type: Book

Size: 8vo

Seller ID: 1326

Keywords: Will Bradley; Art Nouveau; Publisher's Binding; Publisher's Cloth; Gilt; Gold; Elaborate