Samuel Palmer. A Memoir. Also a catalogue of his works, including those exhibited by the Fine Art Society 1881, and an account of the Milton Series of drawings, by L.R. Valpy.

  • Palmer, A.H.
  • London: The Fine Art Society Limited 1882

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FIRST EDITION, small folio, pp. ii, 105, [3] + original etching frontispiece, illustrated title-page, and 12 further autotypes, plus a series of 9 woodcuts of which 5 are on separate sheets outwith the pagination. Original black cloth backed in black morocco, spine and front board lettered in gilt, edges red. A few leaves foxed, some minor spotting. Rebacked preserving original backstrip, hinges relined, backstrip and extremities rubbed, a few small scratches, endpapers browned.

Notes

A scarce book - perhaps because of copies being cannibalised for the frontispiece, which is an original Samuel Palmer etching. The etching dates to 1850, but is first published here; Palmer made a series of four remarkable etchings in that year but apart from some individual proofs over the years, this one did not receive an edition until his son was preparing this memoir.

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