The Poems of Thomas Gray. Vernacular Binding, Original Sketches.
The Poems of Thomas Gray
The Poems of Thomas Gray
The Poems of Thomas Gray
The Poems of Thomas Gray

The Poems of Thomas Gray

New York: White, Stokes, and Allen, [n.d. circa 1883]. A charming 19th century vernacular artist’s book using The Poems of Thomas Gray as the base. The book has been rebound amateurly in decorated silk and satin cloth. The flyleaf and title pages have been removed and replaced with original ink-drawn title pages. Each poem is accompanied by one or more ink sketches. There are also three watercolors tipped in with accompanying lines from Gray’s poems. Good with substantial fraying to the cloth and incomplete as it is missing the title page. Unfortunately, there do not appear to be any markings to identify the creator, but it is clearly a cherished labor of love and a unique late 19th century attempt at vernacular book art. Item #234

Price: $375.00

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