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VARIOUS Authors. A Book Of Favourite Modern Ballads. Illustrated with 50 engravings from drawings by the first artists [Samuel Palmer, Birket Foster, Harrison Weir &c]. , Bohn [1860s].

First Edition [see note]. School Prize binding of half green morocco gilt, over green cloth sides. 4to, c.pp182 a.e.g., backstrip dulled & scuffed, corners lightly scuffed, good stout copy. Endpaper with school prize booklabel and front board lettered Felton Street, Folkestone. The contents - most unusually - very clean & fresh. In Lister's view, this undated edition probably precedes the 1860 Kent Edition : in particular, the blocks are in better condition, and have been better printed. Lister describes a copy in purple cloth : and notes this copy in a special school-prize as the only other copy he had ever seen. Includes particularly two illustrations by Samuel Palmer. An outstanding book designed by Joseph Cundall : and employing a complex double printing system by Edmund Evans : and with each page set within a gold border, many with large and elaborate head & tailpieces also in gold all by Albert Warren. McLean describes the book as 'Bibliographically confusing'. The illustrations are 'printed in black with one or two neutral tints, and the decorations, by Albert Warren, in gold : it carries a Preface by Joseph Cundall, who had devised the book, and may have been its true publisher. It makes an extremely handsome volume'. Another edition, in a slightly smaller format, printed in colour but without the decorations in gold, was later issued by Ward, Lock & Tyler : 'It is, in all its forms, a fine book' [McLean : Victorian Book Design p180]. See Lister : Palmer Catalogue Raisonne : B4. (Book ref. 8442 )  £ 90.00

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