THE BALLAD OF BEAU BROCADE AND OTHER POEMS OF THE XVIII CENTURY WITH FIFTY ILLUSTRATIONS BY HUGH THOMSON

By: [THE FRENCH BINDERS (binder); THOMSON, HUGH (illustrator)]; DOBSON, AUSTIN

Price: $625.00

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Book Condition: Good+


Royal 8vo (6¾” x 9 ”). pp. 89. RARE HAND-PAINTED COPY OF THE LIMITED LARGE PAPER EDITION.

Signed binding by the French Binders (previously the Club Bindery 1895-1908) decorated in gold with a central floral filigree design on red crushed levant. Spine with five bands and the titles in gold. Full red crushed levant doublures with a single rule and a hatched border; cream watered silk eps; original hand-painted vellum wraps bound in; a.e.g.

Includes with 26 hand-colored plates on Japan vellum and 24 additional hand-painted vignette illustrations by Hugh Thomson on hand-mounted India paper.

A collection of eight poems reprinted from Dobson's Old World Idylls and At the Sign of the Lyre, specifically gathered together as 18th century subject matter for the deft touch of Hugh Thomson's pen.

450 copies of the large paper edition were issued for England and the United States, but records do not indicate that any were hand-colored copies.

It should be said that this particular production is not merely hand-colored. Each Hugh Thomson illustration is carefully and delicately painted in gold and watercolors by a professional artist, whose work, combined with that of Thomson, creates an absolute feast for the eyes.

The original vellum wraps for this issue is also hand-painted (presumably by the same artist), showing an entryway with Beau Brocade's hat, boots, coat and mask hanging on the wall waiting for Beau's return.

A good+ binding, with rubbing and starts to both joints; a spot of foxing on the title page illustration, otherwise the interior is fine. Includes a modern red silk covered slipcase.

A rare hand-painted production.

Title: THE BALLAD OF BEAU BROCADE AND OTHER POEMS OF THE XVIII CENTURY WITH FIFTY ILLUSTRATIONS BY HUGH THOMSON

Author Name: [THE FRENCH BINDERS (binder); THOMSON, HUGH (illustrator)]; DOBSON, AUSTIN

Illustrator: Hugh Thomson

Categories: Illustrators of the Cranford School, ILLUMINATED, HUGH THOMSON, HAND COLORED ILLUSTRATIONS, Fine Binding,

Edition: First

Publisher: London, Kegan, Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co.: 1892

Binding: crushed morocco

Book Condition: Good+

Seller ID: 2619

Keywords: cranford hand painted hand illuminated hugh thomson fine binding