New York: The Pierpont Morgan Library / Oxford University Press, 1976. Item #03511
RAY, Gordon N. The Illustrator and the Book in England from 1790 to 1914. New York: The Pierpont Morgan Library/Oxford University Press, 1976.
First edition. Folio (11 11/16 x 8 7/8 inches; 297 x 224 mm.). xxxiii, [1, blank], 336, [2, blank], [1, imprint], [1, blank] pp. Profusely illustrated throughout.
Original blue cloth, front cover decoratively stamped in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, pictorial endpapers. A fine copy.
Combining thoughtful essays, detailed bibliographical descriptions, and over 290 finely reproduced illustrations, this book by a leading literary scholar, author, and book antiquarian chronicles a golden era in the art of the illustrated book. The standard and indispensable book on British Book Illustration.
Among the artists covered are: William Blake, J.M.W. Turner, Thomas Rowlandson, John Constable, Edward Lear, George and Robert Cruikshank, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Tenniel, George du Maurier, Randolph Caldecott, William Morris, Aubrey Beardsley, Max Beerbohm, and Arthur Rackham.