1818 Critical Description of the Procession of Chaucer's Pilgrims to Canterbury, Painted by Thomas Stothard
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Author's Presentation Copy, Early Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, Signed, Very Scarce
The second edition of this very scarce work, first published in 1808.
Inscribed by the author to the title page head: 'to Washington Allston Esq with the Author's best respects', dated April 18, 1818. Allston was an American painter and poet who pioneered America's Romantic movement of landscape painting.
In this work, Irish art critic William Paulet Carey discusses Thomas Stothard's painting of Chaucer's Pilgrims, a controversial work due to William Blake's accusation that it copied one of his works.
Carey stayed in Liverpool in 1808 with William Roscoe, producing this critical work on Thomas Stothard's Chaucer illustration.
With an advertisement leaf to the rear.
A very scarce work in all editions.
In the publisher's original paper wraps. Front wrap detached, with significant losses to perimeters. Losses to paper back strip. Losses to perimeters of front free endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Signed to title page head. Pages lightly age toned, but generally clean.
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