1912 Rare Book Bound by Sangorski - The FAIRIES and other Poems by William Allingham.
Author: William Allingham.
Title: Poems by William Allingham Selected and Arranged by Helen Allingham.
Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co Limited, 1912.
Size: 6.5 "X 4.5 ".
Pages: xx-196 pages.
Binding: Attractive, beautiful, and near fine binding finely bound in green half morocco leather by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edge gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, ex-libris of a previous owner - Alice K. Berg - on the first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Nicely illustrated with an engraved portrait frontispiece taken from an early photograph, with tissue guard.
The book: Scarce edition in such a nice binding of this selection of poems from the works of Allingham, including THE FAIRIES, arranged by the poet's wife, Helen Allingham who was an English watercolor artist and graphic illustrator.
The author: William Allingham (19 March 1824 – 18 November 1889) was an Irish poet, diarist and editor. He wrote several volumes of lyric verse, and his poem 'The Faeries' was much-anthologized; but he is better known for his posthumously published Diary, in which he records his lively encounters with Tennyson, Carlyle and other writers and artists.
The binder: Sangorski & Sutcliffe is a firm of bookbinders established in London in 1901. It is considered to be one of the most important bookbinding companies of the 20th century, famous for its luxurious jeweled bindings that used real gold and precious stones in their book covers.
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