10 December 1999
[BINDING]. LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882). Evangeline, a Tale of Acadie. [New York]: Merrill & Baker [De Vinne], 1903.
4o (314 x 236 mm). Printed on vellum, illuminated throughout by John H. Tearle in watercolor and burnished gold, printed in gothic type, title-page with watercolor vignette and three-quarter border, text pages with stylized leaf and flower head- and tail-pieces, marginal ornaments, quarter page-borders and 6-line initials. Original crushed and laminated morocco, dyed green, red and yellow in the grain, covers with gilt and onlaid green morocco leaf and vine outer border, central panel with multiple gilt fillet and purple morocco strapwork frame and gilt and onlaid white and red morocco roses with closed petals at outer corners and sides, 4 matching roseplants with petals open within the frame, surrounding purple morocco interwoven strapwork lozenge, spine and turn-ins similarly decorated, green morocco doublures, the upper doublure set with an oval portrait miniature of Evangeline within gilt frame, ivory watered silk liners; quarter tan morocco folding case.
ACADIAN EDITION, limited edition, copy A of 26 copies signed by the artist, printer and publisher.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
From Boca Raton to Bermuda via Bora Bora, five exclusive homes with water, water everywhere — all from Christie’s International Real Estate
As the world mourns the death of the the Bulgarian-born artist, we look back on a 2018 interview with Christie’s in which he reviewed his extraordinary career