The Life and Letters of Samuel Palmer Painter & Etcher.

London: Seeley & Co. Limited, 1892. 4to., xvi, 422, [2] pp., title-page printed in red and black, frontispiece portrait, an original etching, and 22 illustrations. Publisher’s maroon morocco, gilt lettered to backstrip and upper board, the latter with a gilt vignette towards the foot, top-edge gilt, other’s uncut. Some light rubbing to extremities and minor foxing, a very good copy. First edition, limited edition, no. 88 of 130 large paper copies. The original etching, is the 2nd state of 3, and entitled 'The Willow', was executed in 1850 for his admission to the Etching Club. A "Catalogue of the exhibited works and the etchings of Samuel Palmer" at pages [405]-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. (Item Id: 108626)

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