English Lyrics from Spenser to Milton; Illustrations by Robert Anning Bell and Introduction by John Dennis

One of One Hundred and Twenty-Five Copies Illustrated by Robert Anning Bell
This Copy Hand Colored by Gloria Cardew

BELL, Robert Anning, illustrator. CARDEW, Gloria, colorist. DENNIS, John, editor. English Lyrics from Spenser to Milton. Illustrations by Robert Anning Bell and Introduction by John Dennis. London: George Bell & Sons, 1898.

One of 125 copies printed on Japanese Vellum, of which this is number 15.

This copy specially hand-colored by Gloria Cardew, with her ticket "The Illustrations in this Book were coloured by hand by Miss Gloria Cardew".

Octavo (8 11/16 x 5 1/2 inches; 220 x 140 mm.). xvi, 222, [1, colophon], [1, blank] pp. Twenty-one full page illustrations and numerous head and tail pieces, all hand-colored by Gloria Cardew.

Publisher's quarter cream cloth over blue patterned boards, spine with single gilt decoration and black morocco label lettered in gilt, top edge trimmed, others uncut. Original wrappers bound in. A near fine copy.

This copy specially adorned by the hand coloring of Gloria Cardew, a pre-eminent hand colorist, frequently employed by the Women Guild of Bookbinders. Item #03730

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