1892 Scarce 1stED Bound by Ramage - The Ballad of Beau Brocade And Other Poems of the XVIIIth Century.
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Author: Austin Dobson. (Illustrator, Hugh Thomson).
Title: The Ballad of Beau Brocade and Other Poems of the XVIIIth Century; With Fifty Illustrations by Hugh Thomson.
Publisher: London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., 1892, First Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7 " X 5 ".
Pages: 89 pages + 50 unpaginated Illustrations by Hugh Thomson.
Binding: Attractive and near fine full blue morocco binding by Ramage of London, with their gilt pallet on the front pastedown, the spine divided into six panels with raised bands, lettered in gilt to the second and third and dated at the foot, the others with double gilt fillet borders, the covers with triple gilt fillet borders, with plain endleaves and gilt edges, original illustrated cloth binding and spine bound at rear (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight,and clean, gift note of a previous owner on the first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 50 beautiful pen-and-ink illustrations by Hugh Thomson.
The book: Beautiful and attractive First edition bound by Ramage bindery of The Ballad of Beau Brocade and Other Poems of the XVIII Century; With Fifty Illustrations by Hugh Thomson.
The Author: Henry Austin Dobson (18 January 1840 – 2 September 1921), commonly Austin Dobson, was an English poet and essayist. In 1883 Dobson published Old-World Idylls, which contained some of his most characteristic work. By this time his taste was gradually settling on the period with which it has since become almost exclusively associated; and the spirit of the 18th century was revived in "The Ballad of Beau Brocade" and in "The Story of Rosina", as nowhere else in modern English poetry. In "Beau Brocade", the pictorial quality of his work is at its very best. He has been compared with Randolph Caldecott, with which it has much in common; but Dobson's humour was not so "rollicking" and his portraiture not so broad as that of the illustrator of John Gilpin. His appeal was more intellectual.
The Illustrator: Hugh Thomson RI (1 June 1860 – 7 May 1920) was an Irish Illustrator born at Coleraine near Derry. He is best known for his pen-and-ink illustrations of works by authors such as Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, and J. M. Barrie. Thomson inaugurated the Cranford School of illustration with the publication of the 1891 Macmillan reissue of Mrs. Gaskell's Cranford.
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