1907 Rare 1stED bound by Bayntun - LAND OF ENCHANTMENT illustrated by Arthur RACKHAM.
Author: Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Stories by Bonser, Buchheim & Woolf.
Title: LAND OF ENCHANTMENT. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Publisher: London: Cassell and Company, Limited, 1907. First edition illustrated by Rackham.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 11 " X 9 ".
Pages: 144 pages.
Binding: Good half leather binding by Bayntun Riviere, bound in green morocco leather with green cloth on boards (hinges worn and scuffed but still tight, overall worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, some light foxing - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the tinted frontispiece with original tissue guard, and twelve full-page half-tone illustrations + Twenty-four drawings in the text with a yellow background.
The book: Rare First edition illustrated by Rackham of LAND OF ENCHANTMENT in a Bayntun Riviere binding.
Stories included: The maker of ghosts and the maker of shadows; The mines of experience; Harry and Herodotus or, tales of an old traveller; The stories of Ben the sailorman; Stories from the Edda.
The illustrator: Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) was a prolific British artist and illustrator, best known for his deluxe editions of popular children's books. Artistically inclined since childhood, Rackham started illustrating for newspapers, but it was not until he began drawing for children's literature that he received critical acclaim.
The binder: George Bayntun was born in 1873 in Bath, England. After an apprenticeship, he began his own bookbinding business in Bath in 1894, binding books by hand with great craftsmanship. Although many binders were using machines in their process, Bayntun refused to use modern techniques.
In 1920, George Baynton purchased the business of George Gregory, Bookseller. The shop was frequently visited by Queen Mary throughout his final years.
In 1939, the George Bayntun firm acquired the Rivière Bindery, and Bayntun passed away the following year. The firm has continued throughout the years under different managers through the family line and was granted the appointment of Bookseller to Her Majesty in 1950. The Bayntun-Rivière Bindery firm has been in residence on Manvers Street in Bath since 1939. Their books are still bound by hand, and the firm is world-famous for its fine bindings, restoration, and conservation work.
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