Life and Labours of Hablot Knight Browne: "Phiz". London: Chapman and Hall, 1884." />
2 April 2008
[BROWNE, Hablot K. (1815 - 1882), "Phiz"]. -- THOMSON, David Croal. Life and Labours of Hablot Knight Browne: "Phiz". London: Chapman and Hall, 1884.
2o (340 x 260 mm). Etched frontispiece portrait of "Phiz" after the artist's son Walter G. Browne by C.O. Murray, 34 leaves of engravings, and numerous illustrations on India paper laid in throughout after "Phiz" (lightly browned). (Fore-edges lightly browned, occasionally thumbed.) Contemporary half brown morocco gilt, possibly for presentation, uncut (extremities lightly rubbed, top corners bumped). Provenance: Author's presentation copy, recipient unknown; gift inscription dated 1935; Noel Charles Peyrouton (bookplate); Kenyon Starling.
LIMITED EDITION, one of 200 numbered copies this copy unnumbered and out-of-series. PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed inscribed by the author beneath the colophon: "a Presentation Copy [recipient's name erased] With D.C. Thomson's Compliments, No. 7 Holly Village, October 24th 1884." A moving memoir and comprehensive catalogue raisonnée.
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