With Magnificent Original Watercolor Paintings On Calf Doublures
By Helen Haywood
Robert Riviere's Granddaughter
WALTON, Izaac and Charles Cotton. The Compleat Angler. Edited by Richard Le Gallienne. Illustrations by Edmund H. New. London: John Lane The Bodley Head Limited, 1926.
Specially bound with superb original watercolor paintings on both of the calf doublures by Helen R. Haywood.
Octavo (7 1/8 x 4 1/2 in; 181 x 113 mm). lxxxix, , 454, [14 as Anglers' Calendar] pp. Black and white illustrations throughout, some full-page. Initials and vignettes. Insert leaf signed by Helen R. Haywood.
Bound by Riviere & Son c. 1926 in full forest green crushed morocco with double fillet border, gilt rolled edges. Raised bands with gilt rolls. Spine compartments with gilt frames enclosing gilt-stamped pictorial devices. All edges gilt. Gilt rolled dentelles with corner pieces enclose calf doublures with full, angling-themed original watercolor paintings. Green moire silk free endpapers. A very fine and gorgeous copy. Housed in the original green cloth slipcase.
English painter and children's book illustrator Helen R[iviere]. Haywood was the granddaughter Robert Riviere, founder of the great bindery which executed this lovely binding; her mother, Mabel, was Riviere's ninth and last child. "Her books were published [amongst others] by Thomas Nelson Ltd through the 1950s and 1960s. She created a series of books based around the character Peter Tiggywig and friends. Other work includes Master Mouse the Madcap (1958), and Animal Playtime and Animal Worktime which appeared in the Look With Mother series, and Aesop's Fables (1965)" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Haywood). The Helen Haywood Christmas Book (Hutchinson's Books for Young People, 1952), The Discontented Pool (Hutchinson, c.1955), Dawdles Duckling (Hutchinson, 1940), and Patsy Mouse (Ward, Lock, 1947) are others titles for which she earned renown.
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