The Story Of Emma, Lady Hamilton. Julia Frankau.

The Story Of Emma, Lady Hamilton

London: Macmillan, 1911. First edition. leather_bound. 107, 114 pages. Folio, 41 x 30 cm. Limited edition, copy 99 of 250 signed by the author on the copyright page. A "true and authentic account of the birth, life, and death of the notorious adventuress, sometime Emy Lyon, but ultimately the wife of Sir William Hamilton." 30 color plates with lettered tissue guards, 8 monochrome plates, and numerous illustrations. A comely production featuring artistic renditions of episodes in the life of Emma, wife of Sir William Hamilton. The richly produced plates are mainly after works by Romney, but also Sir Joshua Reynolds, G. Knight, F. L. Griggs, and others. Volume II contains the Catalogue, detailed descriptions of each plate: engraver, and engraver medium, size and often with the details of her dress and pose. Small bookplates of Herbert Ten Brock Joquelin. Orig. full vellum gilt richly stamped in lotus Art Noveau designs across covers and spines. 2 vols. Teg. Fine. Item #22130

Price: $950.00

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