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Book Description
FIRST EDITION. 4to (25.5 x 19.5cm), n.p. [pp. 40]. Bevelled boards, blue illustrated cloth, lettered and highlighted in gilt. Chromolithographic and b/w illustrations by Noakes and Wilde Parsons throughout. Extremities worn, some soiling. Front hinge cracked, spine cracked throughout, text block and individual signatures loose, held by slack threads only. Toned, some spotting and marginal staining. Still, the chromolithographic illustrations remain undimmed and the book retains its charm. Jisc LHD lists only St Andrews as holding a copy.
Dealer Notes
An illustrated selection of poems by various authors, including Burns, Coleridge, Shakespeare, Shelley and Wordsworth, amongst others. “Designed at the studios in England and printed in the fine art works in Bavaria.”
Her musical aspirations having been dashed in childhood following a bout of scarlet fever that left her deaf, Helen Marion Burnside (1841-1923) turned to verse writing, becoming a popular children’s poet and a prolific author of rhymes for greetings cards. She also worked as a needlework designer and editor for Raphael Turk & Sons. For quarter of a century Burnside lived with novelist Rosa Nouchette Carey.
Author WILDE PARSONS, A. and NOAKES, Charles (illustrators); BURNSIDE, Helen Marion (arranged by)
Date c.1880
Publisher London, Paris & New York: Raphael Turk & Sons
Condition Fair

Price: £25.00

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