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    Sale 5316

    Children's & Illustrated Books & Original Illustrations

    18 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 18

    JEFFERIES, Richard. Thoughts from the Writings of Richard Jefferies, selected by H.S.H. Waylen. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1895. Small 4° (170 x 123mm). Half title, printed in red and black, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with 31 original watercolour illustrations, 3 ink drawings, and 15 decorated initials (very lightly browned, occasional spots, stitching weak at beginning). Original pictorial cloth, decorated in blue and gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut (rubbed and lightly soiled). Provenance: Winifred Brebner (ownership inscription on endpaper) -- "Illustrations are all hand painted by a friend" (written below signature) -- short quotation of a poem by Tennyson in manuscript on title.

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    JEFFERIES, Richard. Thoughts from the Writings of Richard Jefferies, selected by H.S.H. Waylen. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1895. Small 4° (170 x 123mm). Half title, printed in red and black, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with 31 original watercolour illustrations, 3 ink drawings, and 15 decorated initials (very lightly browned, occasional spots, stitching weak at beginning). Original pictorial cloth, decorated in blue and gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut (rubbed and lightly soiled). Provenance: Winifred Brebner (ownership inscription on endpaper) -- "Illustrations are all hand painted by a friend" (written below signature) -- short quotation of a poem by Tennyson in manuscript on title.

    FIRST EDITION, WITH FINE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR ILLUSTRATIONS. The illustrations are in the margins, occasionally bleeding into the text. Most illustrations are of flowers but there are also some views.


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