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ID: 2584
The Nature Poems of George Meredith.
HYDE, William

Category: Illustrated

Westminster, Archibald Constable and Co. 1898.


Limited edition; small folio; full green crushed morocco, top edge gilt, spine with raised bands and gilt in compartments, covers with multiple gilt rules and gilt corner devices; watered silk end papers. Printed on fine laid paper with a Hockinson & Co. watermark. Number 37 of 150 numbered copies signed by the illustrator. Hand coloured frontispiece etching and 20 hand-colored photogravure plates, all with captioned tissue guards. The twenty monochromes Hyde made for this work "send endless brilliant cloud-forms ......Some are driven by the wind towards abstraction. In such images Hyde opens a path for pastoral vision to engage perspectives of destruction and ruin in the Great War barely fifteen years in the future". (Jerrold Northrop Moore - The Green Fuse). This copy is presumed to have been hand-coloured by Hyde - the colours used match those of the few watercolours he is known to have produced. A fine copy, spine a little faded.

Price £1500.00

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