London: Jarrold & Sons, , 1894. Item #04707
One of Arthur Rackham's Earliest Works
RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator. BERLYN, Annie. Sunrise-Land. Rambles in Eastern England. By Mrs. Alfred Berlyn. London: Jarrold & Sons, 1894.
First edition, first issue with advertisement for the Great Eastern Railway dated 1894.
Small octavo (7 1/4 x 4 7/8 inches; 185 x 124 mm.). [vi], [x], -345, , xi-xxii,  pp. With seventy-three vignette drawings by Arthur Rackham in the text.
Publisher's gray cloth front cover pictorially stamped in colors, spine decoratively lettered in black and red, rear cover with publisher's stamp in blind. Minimal rubbing to spine extremities, corners very slightly bumped. A near fine copy.
"Other commercial commissions were for an illustrated guide to Wells-next-the-sea (1894) and for seventy-five (sic) drawings in Sunrise-Land: Rambles in Eastern England by Mrs Alfred Berlyn (1894), both books carrying advertisements for the Great Eastern Railway." (Hudson, p. 38).
"In the same year … appeared Sunrise Land by Annie Berlyn, to which Rackham provided seventy-three illustrations, all of the vignette type, most of them based on photographs, but in a quality of line which is refreshing in appearance…" (Gettings, p. 31).
Latimore & Haskell, 3.