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LONGFELLOW, H[enry]. W[adsworth].
Maidenhood. A Poem. Illustrated by J. STANLEY. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington. London. [1888]. Printed by E. KAUFMANN, Lahr [Baden]. Oblong 4to. ff. 10, with the title and eleven illustrations en grisaille, and eight illustrations in colour, all lithographed. Original wrappers with both front and rear covers decorated in colours, all edges gilt, resewn and recased with the spine repaired, the corners of the front wrapper worn, a small tear in the lower edge of the front cover without loss, some rubbing at the margins of the covers, the contents in very good condition, with the ms. inscription - 'With the Artist's love Xmas 1887'.

TOGETHER WITH : Album of ORIGINAL WATER COLOURS by J. Stanley, for the above title. COMPRISING 17 heavy card leaves : title - 31 watercolour illustrations [15 in grisaille, alternating with 15 in full colour, title and final illustration fully coloured]. Of these 32 illustrations, 8 have been used in the finished publication.

Original black morocco album, all edges gilt, large landscape folio, rebacked with matching black spine, the top edge of the front board badly worn, though now repaired, scuffed and a little worn at the edges, white moiré silk end-papers laid to card, the margins of the cards are a bit dusty and marked, the original publication above contained within a pocket on the rear board.

*I have not been able to find any biographical data on J. Stanley. He/she is recorded as having been the illustrator for BURNS The Cottar's Saturday Night : London; printed in Germany : J. Nisbet & Co., [1888.]; and as the author and illustrator of - Crowning Mercies. A textbook for every day in the month. Arranged and illustrated by J. Stanley. [1887].

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Price: 2,750.00