London: George Bell & Sons, 1902. Item #04034
"In This Hope I Live"
A Superb Binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe with Thirty-Eight Onlaid Tudor Roses
[SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE, binders] SHAKESPEARE, William. SHAW, Byam, illustrator. Pericles [and] Poems. London: George Bell & Sons, 1902.
[Limited to two hundred copies printed on Japanese Vellum]. Two small octavo volumes bound in one (6 x 3 7/8 inches; 153 x 99 mm.). [iv, blank], x, 113, [1, blank]; xii, 162, , 1, blank], iv, blank] pp. Including a Glossary and Notes at the end of each volume. Pictorial title-pages printed in red and black. Pericles with a frontispiece, five full-page, and six head and tailpiece illustrations by Byam Shaw. In addition there is one full page engraved plate by H. Corbould (with tissue guard). Poems with a frontispiece, five full-page, and six head and tailpiece illustrations by Byam Shaw. In addition there are three full page engraved plates by H. Corbould (with tissue guards).
Bound ca. 1920 by Sangorski & Sutcliffe (stamp-signed in gilt on rear turn-in). Full red morocco, front cover elaborately tooled in gilt in a floral design within a decorative gilt fillet border. Three white onlaid Tudor roses and flowers in each corner surrounding a central wreath of seven onlaid Tudor roses and flowers which in turn surround a gilt stamped quotation from Pericles "In hac spe vivo" (In this hope I live). Rear cover similarly decorated but with a central gilt-decorated heart containing an elaborate floral design. Spine with five raised bands, decoratively tooled in an elaborate floral design and lettered in gilt in compartments. Board-edges ruled in gilt, decorative gilt turn-ins, green watered silk liners and end-leaves, top edge gilt, others uncut. With the engraved bookplate of Richard Philip Hart Durkee (1838-1931?) on a front blank. A spectacular example in absolutely fine condition.
The poems included are:
Venus and Adonis
The Rape of Lucrece
A Lovers Complaint
The Passionate Pilgrim
The Phoenix and the Turtle
John Byam Liston Shaw (13 November 1872 – 26 January 1919), commonly known as Byam Shaw, was a British painter, illustrator, designer and teacher. In 1899 Byam Shaw married the artist Evelyn Caroline Eunice Pyke-Nott, later known as Evelyn CE Shaw (1870–1959). Evelyn's sister was Isabel Codrington, another early twentieth century artist. Throughout his career Byam Shaw worked competently in a wide variety of media including oils, watercolor, pastels, pen and ink and deployed techniques such as dyeing and gilding. He was influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites and took many of his subjects from the poems of Rossetti. He exhibited frequently at Dowdeswell and Dowdeswell's gallery in New Bond Street, where he had at least five solo exhibitions between 1896 and 1916. Later in his life his popularity as an artist waned,and he turned to teaching for his living. He taught at the Women's Department of King's College London from 1904 and in 1910, with Rex Vicat Cole, he founded the Byam Shaw and Vicat Cole School of Art later renamed simply the "Byam Shaw School of Art". Evelyn Shaw had an active role in the new school, teaching the miniatures class, her area of expertise. Shaw had had a long association with the artist and illustrator Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, who taught at the new school.