Days with Sir Roger de Coverley. A Reprint from "The Spectator" [In the RARE DUST JACKET]. Joseph; Steele Addison, Sir Richard, Hugh Thomson.
Days with Sir Roger de Coverley. A Reprint from "The Spectator" [In the RARE DUST JACKET]
Days with Sir Roger de Coverley. A Reprint from "The Spectator" [In the RARE DUST JACKET]
Days with Sir Roger de Coverley. A Reprint from "The Spectator" [In the RARE DUST JACKET]
Days with Sir Roger de Coverley. A Reprint from "The Spectator" [In the RARE DUST JACKET]
Days with Sir Roger de Coverley. A Reprint from "The Spectator" [In the RARE DUST JACKET]
Days with Sir Roger de Coverley. A Reprint from "The Spectator" [In the RARE DUST JACKET]
Days with Sir Roger de Coverley. A Reprint from "The Spectator" [In the RARE DUST JACKET]
Days with Sir Roger de Coverley. A Reprint from "The Spectator" [In the RARE DUST JACKET]

Days with Sir Roger de Coverley. A Reprint from "The Spectator" [In the RARE DUST JACKET]

London: Macmillan and Co., 1892. Third Edition. Hardcover. A Near Fine copy of the third edition of this popular work with the front board and spine lettered in gilt and all edges of the closed page block in gilt as well (some darkening to the spine, some wear with slight loss to the spine ends, tiny rubs to the leading corners, minor bump to the front board's lower leading corner, a bit of bubbling to the rear board, small English bookseller's ticket to the front pastedown's lower right corner), in a Very Good or better example of the scarce dust jacket (some light wear, slight toning, and come vertical fold lines due to the jacket's having been placed inside -- and thus well protected by, the book); the illustrations are by Hugh Thomson. Joseph Addison and Sir Richard Steele (who authored the book but are not named therein as its authors) together founded The Spectator, a popular magazine, from which this work was reprinted. A famed illustrator, early in his career Hugh Thomson worked for The English Magazine with Randolph Caldecott. At the time, Thomson's style was said to be in the "straight tradition of Caldecott". He won praise for his work and also illustrated illustrated editions of William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, and J. M. Barrie. His work also was featured in a number of exhibitions during his lifetime, including an 1891 exhibit with fellow illustrator Kate Greenaway at the Fine Art Society. Copies in the dust jacket are, in our experience, quite difficult to find. QUITE SCARCE INDEED. Very good + / very good +. Item #865

Price: $525.00

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