The Illustrated Poetical Gift Book
0. [The Book of Favouriite modern Ballads]. Illustrated with Engravings from Drawings by J.C.Horsley, A.B.A. Edward Duncan, G.H.Thomas, Edwin H.Corbould, Birket Foster, C.W.Cope R.A. Harrison Weir, Etc. Printed in colours by Edmund Evans. London. Ward, Lock, and Tyler n.d. [c. 1865]; [vi], 84 pp. with frontispiece and 24 colour-printed vignettes, all large or nearly full-page; publisher's decorated boards, embossed in gilt and blind; boards very dull, corners rubbed, inner hinge split but binding firm, margins a little finger-marked and slightly spotted here and there but nowhere seriously; the blue cobbled cloth, which matches the cloth of the boards perfectly though it is partly faded, is split horizontally and has been refixed to the book block: it is unlettered snd undecorated and may not be the original spine except that its colour and material suggest it is. Joseph Cundall's "A Book of Favourite Modern Ballads", with black-and-white vignettes by many of the leading landscape and genre painters of Victorian England, was published in 1860. A new edition, with the illustrations printed in colour, by a leading craftesman,in the field, appeared c. 1865. The present volume consists of the sheets of half of the work in its latter version. [Another book - "Choice Pictures and Choice Poems" - contained the other half.] The text is printed in ochre within a decorative ochre framework, with ornamental designs, also in ochre, by Albert H. Warren. There is a guard of plain paper between each printed page. Perhaps to be singled out particularly are the two marine pictures after Edward Duncan, or the four illustrations after Birkett Foster, but the prize might go to Samuel Palmer's illustrations to Longfellow's "I remember, I remember" and to Beattie's "The Hermit". [cf. Ruari McClean, Joseph Cundall. A Victorian Publisher, p.85.].
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Keywords: Ianweb Victorian Illustyrated Books Victorian Colour Printing Edmund Evans Joseph Cundall Samuel Palmer Victorian Poetry