Parables of Our Lord: Humphreys, Noel]

Parables of Our Lord

Humphreys, Noel]

Published by Longmans, London, 1847
From Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books (ABAA) (San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.)

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Publisher's papier maché boards, covered with black plaster, molded to appear like a Gothic carved wood binding, with gilt stamped leather back.Chromolithographed title page and 31 chromolithographed pages, with text, symbolic borders, and initials printed in gold, black, and colors, 2 page printed explanation and advertising leaf. 6 1/4 x 4 1/2 in. Although as inevitable with the gutta-percha gluing, the leaves have become detached, this is nonetheless an exemplary, and extraordinarily fine copy of a fragile production, usually found quite worn, often missing the spine, the edges chipped, etc., but here with the binding showing almost no wear and even the gilt on the cover edges intact and the spine gilt visible though tarnished. This is the earliest example of this innovative use of materials to reproduce antiquarian handmade work, and it met with considerable commercial success. Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England, 231. Bookseller Inventory # 21823

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Title: Parables of Our Lord

Publisher: Longmans, London

Publication Date: 1847

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Humphreys, Noel

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