A Quair of Sonnets and Ballads

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    First Edition. Inscribed by Author

    24cm x 18.5cm. [30] plates. Full brown leather, gilt lettering and decoration.

    Written and etched by artist and engraver John Foster Disney Pride (1877-1941). One half of ‘Pride and Dowling’ Engravers and Brass Plate Makers, John withdrew from the partnership to study at The Liverpool School of Art. He exhibited oil and watercolours, and was commissioned to sketch old buildings in Liverpool, prior to their demolition. This copy includes a 1932 Evening Express article laid in, which states that John Pride approached the Lord Mayor requesting the Duke of York should accept his book. His Lordship was delighted with the gift. A nice association copy inscribed to the artist’s cousin, and signed “The sixty-second copy hand pulled. John Pride.”

    Spine and board edges rubbed, joints cracking, still intact but tender. Minor foxing. Tape residue from newspaper clipping to front free end paper. Previous owner’s label. Fair Condition.

    $200.00 AUD

    1 in stock

    SKU: 0025587 Category: