Our Village; With An Introduction By Anne Thackeray Ritchie. Mary Russell Mitford.
Our Village; With An Introduction By Anne Thackeray Ritchie

Our Village; With An Introduction By Anne Thackeray Ritchie

London: Macmillan And Co, 1910. leather_bound. 256 pages. 24 x 18 cm. One hundred illustrations by Hugh Thomson and Sixteen Coloured plates from Drawings by Alfred Rawlings. Sixteen mounted color plates, including frontispiece, with descriptive tissue guards and 100 black and white text text illustrations (12 full page). In an Inlaid Binding by Baynton (Riviere). First edition with color plates by Rawlings (originally published in five volumes in 1824-1832 and first published with Hugh Thomson's illustrations in 1893." On January 20, 1893, Thomson wrote to his father that he was engaged on a new book for Macmillans. "This book in `Our Village,` by Miss Mitford, a woman who wrote about 1820. There are sketches of various characters about the village, and sketches of the country round. The first primrose, `violating`, and so forth. They are very pleasant sketches, and if I had more time I should have liked to make a study of the various flowers to decorate the book withal, but it must be done by July, which means the production of four drawings a week at least." [SPIELMANN & JERROLD, Hugh Thomson, pp. 81-82]. Front cover with an onlaid multicolored morocco vignette reproducing Hugh Thomson's illustration on p.243 ("As much like lovers"). Spine decoratively tooled in gilt in gilt compartments, board edges and turn-ins gilt tooled, marbled endpapers. Small bump upper front cover. Full green morocco. Aeg. Fine in near fine matching green cloth slipcase. Item #21997

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