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BEERBOHM, Max. The Happy Hypocrite. Illustrated by George Sheringham. , John Lane, The Bodley Head [1915].

First Illustrated Edition, gilt buckram, front board with striking floral design in colours and gilt. Roy.8vo, c.pp71 uncut, some light spotting of text, spine lettering bit faded, lower cover a bit soiled, overall covers a bit dulled and scuffed. With illustrated endpapers : illustrated title-page in black & gold : 10 large pictorial initials and tail-pieces : and 24 full-page tissue-guarded colour plates. A fine series of colour illustrations, and a famous example of the Romantic Movement in book illustration. 'In 1915 Sheringham illustrated Max Beerbohm's The Happy Hypocrite ... This book, which has a pretty, flowery cover, is a curious mixture of coloured lithographs and decorative two-colour initials and line-drawings. Sheringham's softly tinted lithographs have an atmosphere of chintz and pot-pourri. They marked the end of the golden days of pre-1914 England' [John Lewis : The 20th Century Book]. (Book ref. 9198 )  £ 80.00

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