1890 Scarce Victorian Book ~ The Guardian Angels by F. E. Weatherly, Illustrated by H. J. Maguire.
Author: F. E. Weatherly. Helena J. Maguire, illustrator.
Title: The Guardian Angels
Publisher: London, Hildesheimer & Faulkner, no date (1890). First Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7" X 5".
Binding: Good to very good original cardboard cover (hinges fine, overall slightly worn, soiled and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. A rare find in any condition!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing and toning to pages - as shown).
Illustrations: Profusely and beautifully illustrated throughout by Helena J. Maguire.
Estimate : (Scarce with no or few other copies available for sale worldwide).
The book: Very scarce Victorian first edition of The Guardian Angels Illustrated by Helena J. Maguire.
The illustrator: Helena J. Maguire (1860-1909) born in London and was a well-known figure and domestic painter, and illustrator. Helena was the daughter of Thomas Herbert Maguire and sister of Adelaide Agnes Maguire both accomplished artists of their day. She painted children and animals in watercolor, mostly for children's books. Her widely known charming paintings of cats were frequently reproduced as postcards and prints. As an illustrator, Maguire worked (among others) for McLoughlin Brothers Publishing Co. According to the 1913 Dictionary of Irish Artists, Helena Maguire exhibited at the Institute of Painters in Watercolours, and in the Royal Academy from 1881 to 1892..
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