Book Description
1st Ed. 4to. 5 leaves lettered in red and green. 38 colour plates each with green lettered letterpress leaf. 4pp. facsimile in black and white of part of the lists of flowers made by Sir Edward Burne-Jones. and prelims. very lightly browned, bound at W.H. Smith bindery under Douglas Cockerell in modestly beautiful full green morocco, gilt ruling with three green roundels to corners of boards, gilt ruled compartments to spine with gilt roundels to each corner, gilt lettered spine and upper board with the date in gilt to tail of spine, some light marking to boards, t.e.g. rest uncut, enclosed in green clamshell box with title in gilt to upper cover, some minor fraying, with the lower catch detached from case but affixed to upper catch.
Dealer Notes
No. 227 of 300 Copies, numbered and signed ‘FAS’, by Georgiana Burne-Jones.
Left at his death the original album of flower paintings, his wife Georgiana published the above facsimile, in an edition of 300 copies, in 1905 with the co-operation with the Fine Art Society in London. Superbly printed by Piazza, he hand-stencilled watercolour over collotypes using the pochoir technique to produce brilliant colours. The typography was by William Graily Hewitt. Sold in both bound and unbound form, the unbound copies being contained in a clamshell box.
Worked in watercolours, gouache, and gold paint, the paintings reflect the landscape around Rottingdean. Instantly recognisable as the work of Burne-Jones, it draws on favoured themes including the The Beguiling of Merlin and his ‘Briar Rose’ series.
Author Burne-Jones, Edward.
Date 1905

Price: £10000.00

Offered by Francis Edwards

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