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The Rhyme of a Run

£250.00

Product description

This handsome book appeared in 1907, and shows the influence of the Pre-Raphaelite art movement, with a hint of the new French Art Deco style which was just then becoming more popular. It consists of a series of children's poems, each illustrated (2 in black&white, the rest in colour), and is clearly designed to appeal to younger children.

Florence Harrison (1877–1955) was an Art Nouveau and Pre-Raphaelite illustrator of poetry and children's books, many published by Blackie and Sons. She illustrated books by notable Pre-Raphaelite circle poets Christina Rossetti, William Morris and Sir Alfred Tennyson, as well as writing her own, such as 'The Rhyme of a Run' (1907).

The book is very handsome, an oblong quarto volume of 96 pages with 20 tipped-in colour plates & 15 b/w illustrations including the title page The olive-green cloth covers are grubby and somewhat shelfworn (top & bottom of spine, bumped corners), with clear signs of damp damage to the open ends – maybe stood on a shelf adjoining a damp wall? The front cover, however, is lavishly decorated in red, black & brown with additional gilt, and the spine is also decorated in black and gilt. The endpapers are illustrated, and the pages are of heavy green paper. The title page and contents page are minimally torn at the bottom (see photo). Each poem's title occupies a page, and each poem begins with an illuminated letter. Pages contain alternately text and illustration, and are all clean and bright. There is a very small blemish on the pages of poem 'Four Little Lasses', where a tiny piece of the illustration has attached itself to the opposite page (see photo).

Item details

Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Harrison, F.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
23 x 29.5 x 2 cm
Edition:
1907
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
96
Publisher:
Blackie & Son Ltd
Title:
The Rhyme of a Run

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This handsome book appeared in 1907, and shows the influence of the Pre-Raphaelite art movement, with a hint of the new French Art Deco style which was just then becoming more popular. It consists of a series of children's poems, each illustrated (2 in black&white, the rest in colour), and is clearly designed to appeal to younger children.

Florence Harrison (1877–1955) was an Art Nouveau and Pre-Raphaelite illustrator of poetry and children's books, many published by Blackie and Sons. She illustrated books by notable Pre-Raphaelite circle poets Christina Rossetti, William Morris and Sir Alfred Tennyson, as well as writing her own, such as 'The Rhyme of a Run' (1907).

The book is very handsome, an oblong quarto volume of 96 pages with 20 tipped-in colour plates & 15 b/w illustrations including the title page The olive-green cloth covers are grubby and somewhat shelfworn (top & bottom of spine, bumped corners), with clear signs of damp damage to the open ends – maybe stood on a shelf adjoining a damp wall? The front cover, however, is lavishly decorated in red, black & brown with additional gilt, and the spine is also decorated in black and gilt. The endpapers are illustrated, and the pages are of heavy green paper. The title page and contents page are minimally torn at the bottom (see photo). Each poem's title occupies a page, and each poem begins with an illuminated letter. Pages contain alternately text and illustration, and are all clean and bright. There is a very small blemish on the pages of poem 'Four Little Lasses', where a tiny piece of the illustration has attached itself to the opposite page (see photo).

Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Harrison, F.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
23 x 29.5 x 2 cm
Edition:
1907
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
96
Publisher:
Blackie & Son Ltd
Title:
The Rhyme of a Run

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