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A Rare Faux Malachite Papier Mache Binding. 7.5" x 5.5" x 0.5" (19.0cm x 14.3cm x 0.7"cm). Front board with raised gilt border and central gilt title. Lower front corner chipped. Rear cover lightly rubbed and scuffed. Original leather spine, with bright gilt title. All page edges bright gilt. Ivory coloured watered silk endpapers. Armorial bookplate to the verso of the front board: "Thomas Cromwell." (Pelican on top of a baronial cap). Clean text and illustrations throughout. An unusual faux malachite papier mache book. pp.8/pp.112. Illustrated with 45 engravings on wood, from designs by Jane E. Benham, Birket Foster, and John Gilbert. No owner's inscription or other marks. VG. * A similar green papier mache binding on another Bell and Daldy publication is illustrated in McLean, Victorian Publishers' Book-Bindings, p.106. ** " Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie is an epic poem by the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, written in English and published in 1847. The poem follows an Acadian girl named Evangeline and her search for her lost love Gabriel, set during the time of the Expulsion of the Acadians. The idea for the poem came from Longfellow's friend Nathaniel Hawthorne. Longfellow used dactylic hexameter, imitating Greek and Latin classics. Though the choice was criticized, it became Longfellow's most famous work in his lifetime and remains one of his most popular and enduring works." - See Wikipedia
Title: Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie. By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Illustrated With Forty-Five Engravings On Wood, from designs By Jane E. Benham, Birket Foster, And John Gilbert.
Categories: 19TH CENTURY,
Publisher: London: Bell And Daldy, 186, Fleet Street, 1866 . 0:
ISBN Number: 0
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 46809