Hardback large octavo, rebound half-leather (black spine label with gilt lettering, ornate gilt bands spine ends), speckled board covers & new endpapers, very good condition, red lettering title page, black & white etchings (including frontispiece portrait, one MISSING), edges untrimmed, minor light toning & foxing. Heavy (1.3 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. 424 pp. Includes catalogue of exhibited works at rear (20p) + publisher adverts (2p). Original sketch (The Willow) missing, otherwise 23 engravings spread over 19 pages. Compiled by his son, A. H. Palmer. Samuel Palmer (1805 Ð 1881) was an English landscape painter, etcher, printmaker and prolific writer. He was a key figure of English Romanticism, and produced visionary pastoral paintings, under the influence of William Blake. Bookseller Inventory # 14006
Title: The Life and Letters of Samuel Palmer, ...
Publisher: Seeley & Co. Limited
Publication Date: 1892
Edition: 1st ed..
Book Description London: Seeley & Co., 1892. 4to, xiii, 2, 422 pp. including a frontispiece portrait, an original etching, and 22 illustrations. Original green cloth gilt, very worn with backstrip partly chipped away and upper cover detaching. The original print (and the other illustrations) are in fine condition. First edition of the standard work on the artist, with an original etching, 2nd state of 3, entitled 'The Willow' executed in 1850 for his admission to the Etching Club. A "Catalogue of the exhibited works and the etchings of Samuel Palmer" at pages -422 served as the only catalogue raisonné until Lister's recent work Samuel Palmer and his Etchings. A scarce book complete with the etching. Lister 1.ii. Bookseller Inventory # 10000