Line & Form by Walter Crane, Published by George Bell & Sons, 1900. SOLD 26.07.2019
First Edition, published George Bell & Sons London, 1900, Chiswick Press, London. Dimensions : 241mm x 156mm x 25mm. Weight : 0.850kg net. Condition : Good.
Line & Form by Walter Crane, published by George Bell & Sons London, 1900. First Edition. Printed by Chiswick Press : Charles Whittingham and Co. Tooks Court, Chancery Lane, London.
Dimensions : 241mm x 156mm x 25mm. Weight : 0.850kg net. 8vo, 282 numbered gloss pages, with many black and white illustrations.
Condition/Notes : The front dark blue linen board has light wear to edges and light bumps to corners. The title, author and decoration are gilt with little wear. There is a toning band along the lh edge adjacent to the spine. The back board is similar with medium wear and some fraying to the top lh corner and light scratching to the face. Similar toning band down rh edge adjacent to the spine. The spine has light/medium wear top and tail but 8mm tear in linen down from top lh corner. Lettering in gilt. Sunning to the surface which is now light brown. Otherwise good. The front paste-down and e/p are patterned on light tangerine. There is dusting to the edges and light wear and small tears to the e/p fore-edge. pp with title follows, blank verso with light foxing spots. Title page facing with decoration and publisher and date. Printer's details verso. Preface follows dated July 1900 Kensington. Contents follow Chapters I to X and Index, vii - ix, fore-edge still uncut. Verso, List of Illustrations, x - xv. Of Line and Form Chapter I follows with illustration "The Origin of Outline" facing, page numbering commences here. Throughout the volume, rough-cut fore-edge. Pages gloss, clean but with light foxing spots throughout. Very well illustrated, mostly full-page. Binding tight except slight strain p64/p65. Following Index, free pp with Chiswick Press emblem, then back e/p with foxing spots. Patterned light tangerine as front. Top rh inside corner of back board exposed where linen has detached about 18mm down edge from top. This is a rare volume.
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