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Seven Gardens And a Palace

By Eleanor Vere Boyle

1900

John Lane : London

7.5" by 5"

xii, [2], 15-297pp, [1]

 

 

 

DETAILS

The first edition of this garden book by popular Victorian artist and author, Eleanor Vere Boyle.

In a Bumpus binding, with the binder's stamp to the front pastedown. Illustrated, with a frontispiece and eight monochrome drawings by F L B Griggs and Arthur Gordon. Eleanor Vere Boyle was best known for her watercolour illustrations in children's books. Her style was strongly influenced by, and reflected the Pre-Raphaelites. Many of her artistic works, including this gardening book, were signed EVB to obscure her identity.

CONDITION

In a full morocco binding with gilt stamping to the board edges and to the spine. Externally, rubbed to the extremities and to the head and tail of spine. Both joints are heavily rubbed. Boards and spine have faded in places, with the central square portion of the front board retaining colour and a small amount to the bottom of rear board retaining colour. Front board is held by one cord only and may detach with further handling. Rear hinge and joint are tender and may weaken with further handling. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to the edges.

Overall Condition: Good

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