EVELINA TOGETHER WITH AN ORIGINAL HUGH THOMSON PEN AND INK DRAWING USED FOR ONE OF THE ILLUSTRATIONS


Second Printing. C8vo (7¼“x 5¼”). pp. 477 + 2pp.

Publisher's advts. Unsigned elaborate Arts and Crafts publisher’s binding by Hugh Thomson in gold on green cloth of a woman beneath a tree penning a letter on the top of an urn bearing the titles.

Includes frontis. with tissue guard and over 70 b/w line block illustrations by Hugh Thomson, including headpieces, tailpieces, historiated initials and textual vignettes. a.e.g.

WITH Single sheet (12¾” x 10½”) original drawing for the illustration on p.113 in ink over pencil, and signed by Thomson in the lower right-hand corner. Marginal pencil notes and smudges not affecting drawing; ink caption to the verso. Exceptionally scarce.

Originally published in 1778 as a three volume epistolary novel, Evelina was Fanny Burney's first work and an important precursor to the work of Jane Austen and Maria Edgeworth.

This late 19th century Hugh Thomson illustrated edition is accompanied by Thomson's original drawing for the edition showing Evelina in action - dodging the embrace of Sir Clement Willoughby.

A very good + copy with faint foxing to the preliminaries; scarce in this condition; paired with an original Hugh Thomson drawing, which are now increasingly scarce due to the popularity of his designs.

Part of the Macmillan Cranford Series. Balston I 21; Rogerson 21.

Title: EVELINA TOGETHER WITH AN ORIGINAL HUGH THOMSON PEN AND INK DRAWING USED FOR ONE OF THE ILLUSTRATIONS

Author Name: [THOMSON, HUGH (binding design and illustrations)]; BURNEY, FANNY(MADAME D'ARBLAY); DOBSON, AUSTIN (introduction)

Illustrator: Thomson, Hugh (binding design and illustrations)

Categories: American Publisher's Bindings, 20th C., English Literature, Fine Binding, HUGH THOMSON, Illustrated, Illustrators of the Cranford School, Literature & Classics, LITERATURE - SATIRE,

Edition: First

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co.: 1904 (1903)

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Very good +

Seller ID: 2652

Keywords: hugh thomson cranford publisher's cloth decorative binding original drawing