1912 Rare First Edition - ELFIN SONG, A Book of Verse and Pictures by FLORENCE HARRISON.
Title: ELFIN SONG, A Book of Verse and Pictures by FLORENCE HARRISON.
Publisher: New York, Boston, H. M. Caldwell Company, no date (1912). First American Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 9 " X 7 ".
Pages: xii-242 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original gilt illustrated full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edge gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, some light foxing or staining - as shown, gift note and name&address of a previous owner on the first endpaper and the first blank, small tear nicely repaired by a previous owner in the margin of the cardboard sheet holding the tipped-in illustration facing page 64 without affecting the illustration - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the wonderful 12 mounted color plates, protected with lettered tissue; 10 black & white plates and many vignette illustrations by Florence Harrison.
Estimate: (USD 500 - USD 800).
The book: Attractive and beautiful First Edition of ELFIN SONG, A Book of Verse and Pictures by the famous Pre-Raphaelite illustrator of poetry & children's books, FLORENCE HARRISON. This beautiful book was Blackie UK publisher's gift book for the year 1912. This First American edition contains two additional color plates. A rare find in any condition!
The author and illustrator: Florence Susan Harrison (1877–1955) was an English Australian Art Nouveau and Pre-Raphaelite illustrator of poetry and children's books. Many of her books were published by Blackie and Son. She illustrated books by notable Pre-Raphaelite circle poets Christina Rossetti, William Morris and Sir Alfred Tennyson. Harrison has often been confused with Emma Florence Harrison, an English artist who exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1887. Florence Harrison was born in Brisbane, Australia, in 1877 to Lucy and Norwood Harrison. From 1922, she lived in the London area. Around 1940 she moved to Brighton, England, to live with her cousin Isobel. She remained there until her death in 1955.
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