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English Book Illustration 1800-1900

By James, Philip.

London and New York:: Penguin Books, Ltd ,, 1947.. First Edition. Fine. A Near Fine copy. 12mo (5 x 7.25 inches). Illustrated boards not issued with DW, thus complete. Pp. 71, fully illustrated throughout the text plus 16 plates. Text printed by Edmund Evans, Ltd.. Colour plates by John Swain & Son, Ltd. London. Cover design by William Grimmond. Includes Beardsley, Bewick, Blake, Burne-Jones, Caldecott, Carroll, Cruikshank, Crane, Doyle, Greenaway, Houghton, Housman, Lear, Leech, Nicholson, Rossetti, Rowlandson, Ruskin, Tenniel, Thomson, Turner, Whistler Introduced during the outbreak of W.W.II, and written by noted authorities of the day, the King Penguins were elegantly designed and produced miniature hardbacks on subjects ranging from the historical icons of British culture, the fine and decorative arts, natural history to book arts and design. Based on the Insel-Bucherie series first published in Leipzig in 1912, these collectible King Penguin books are regarded as fine achievements of twentieth century book design and color printing. Boards


Goldie, High Class Arab.
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Goldie, High Class Arab.

By Cassell.

Goldie, High Class Arab. A Fine original chromolithograph by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son, Lithographers. Octavo (10.75 x 8.25 Inches). Matted in dark tan rag board sized to 16 x 14.5 inches. Produced in the fine tradition of 19th Century sporting prints, this chromolithograph (lithograph color printed from multiple stones) is a fine formal portrait of one of the noted thoroughbreds, half-breeds and coach horses, both British and foreign, portrayed in their appropriate landscapes and settings.