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London: A Pilgrimmage [London: Grant, 1872].

DORÉ, Gustav (1832-1883) & Blanchard JERROLD (1826-1884):

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ISBN 10: 0831756160 / ISBN 13: 9780831756161
Published by New York: Arno Press/ N. p.: Mayflower, 1978., 1978
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Facsimile Reprint of original 1872 edition. 2 leaves + fr [7 leaves, xii, 191 pp; 53 plates (wood-engraved in the original edition); illus. Original cloth, folio. Near Fine, in near fine dust jacket. Arno ISBN: 0405084609. Benjamin Blom also published a facsimile in 1968. 'Doré's English Bible (1866) was a great success, and in 1867 Doré had a major exhibition of his work in London. This exhibition led to the foundation of the Doré Gallery in Covelant Bond Street. In 1869, Blanchard Jerrold, the son of Douglas William Jerrold, suggested that they work together to produce a comprehensive portrait of London. Jerrold had obtained the idea from The Microcosm of London produced by Rudolph Ackermann, William Pyne, and Thomas Rowlandson in 1808. Doré signed a five-year contract with the publishers Grant & Co that involved his staying in London for three months a year, and he received the vast sum of £10,000 a year for the project. Doré was mainly celebrated for his paintings in his day. His paintings remain world renowned, but his woodcuts and engravings, like those he did for Jerrold, are where he really excelled as an artist with an individual vision. The completed book, London: A Pilgrimage, with 180 engravings, was published in 1872. It enjoyed commercial and socioeconomical success, but the work was disliked by many contemporary critics. Some of these critics were concerned with the fact that Doré appeared to focus on the poverty that existed in parts of London. Doré was accused by the Art Journal of 'inventing rather than copying.' The Westminster Review claimed that 'Doré gives us sketches in which the commonest, the vulgarest external features are set down.' The book was a financial success, however, and Doré received commissions from other British publishers' (Wikipedia). Bookseller Inventory # 20842a

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Title: London: A Pilgrimmage [London: Grant, 1872].

Publisher: New York: Arno Press/ N. p.: Mayflower, 1978.

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Illustrated tour of late 19th century London.

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