STEVENSON, Robert Louis

Fables Illustrated by E. R. Herman

Published: London: Longmans, Green and Co.

Date: 1914

first edition, limited large paper issue 4to. (32.2 x 26.2 cms) 83pp. on thick and apparently hand-made laid paper, title page printed in red and black, 20 fine black and white plates mounted on stiff card leaves, each plate with accompanying tissue guard on which is printed its caption and number, attractive black and white decorative initial letters and pictorial tail pieces, publisher's full cream parchment, gilt lettered on spine and front cover, top edge gilt, others edges untrimmed, some light foxing of the white card backing leaves, parchment cover bit spotted and dusty especially at edges, else a very good copy of this attractive (and easily damaged) book.

This copy No. 61 of an edition of 105 numbered copies.

Also published in a smaller (28cm.) trade edition. COPAC locates 5 copies only, of which 1 only (Glasgow Univ.) is on large paper. Little appears to be known of Herman (fl. 1890-1930) whose striking 'Beardsleyesque' illustrations beautify this book. We can find no other work illustrated by him. The book is beautifully printed by Whittingham at the Chiswick Press.


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