1879 Rare Victorian Book - The Story Without An End by Sarah Austin Illustrated by Eleanor Vere Boyle
Author by Sarah Austin (Translator), Eleanor Vere Boyle (Illustrator), Friedrich Wilhelm Carove (Author).
Title : THE STORY WITHOUT AN END. From the German of Carove. By Sarah Austin. With Illustrations printed in Colours after Drawings by E.V.B.
Publisher : London, Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington. 1879.
Language : Text in English
Size : 10 " X 7.5 "
Pages : vi-40 pages
Binding : Attractive and very good, near fine gilt decorated cloth binding (overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare foxing).
Illustrations: Complete with the 15 original illustrations by Eleanor Vere Boyle.
Estimate: (USD 550 - USD 900)
The book : Attractive early edition of this classic of children's literature where a child takes an idyllic journey of discovery through the natural world. Awakened by birdsong and the rays of the sun, the child listens to stories of the butterfly and the ocean's waves, dines on strawberries, gossips with fireflies, and sleeps on a couch of moss. Generations of readers have joined the youngster in these dreamlike adventures amid blooming gardens and on a golden boat under starry skies.
Translator Sarah Austin translated this timeless tale from the German original by Friedrich Wilhelm Carové. This version with the magnificent Victorian-era binding.
The author: Friedrich Wilhelm Carové (June 20, 1789 – March 18, 1852) was a German philosopher and publicist.
The illustrator: Eleanor Vere Boyle (1825–1916) was an artist of the Victorian era whose work consisted mainly of watercolor illustrations in children’s books. These illustrations were strongly influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites, being highly detailed and haunting in content. Love and death were popular subject matter of Pre-Raphaelite art and something that can be seen in Eleanor Vere Boyle’s work.Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the founder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, even called her work "great in design." However, even though she was one of the first woman artists to be recognized for her achievements, she did not exhibit or sell work often as it was not acceptable given her family’s social status. Thus, she signed her works “EVB” to obscure her identity and quickly became one of the most important female illustrators in the 1860s.
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