Lights and Shadows, a Yule Tide Rhyme.
Lights and Shadows, a Yule Tide Rhyme.
Lights and Shadows, a Yule Tide Rhyme.
Lights and Shadows, a Yule Tide Rhyme.
Lights and Shadows, a Yule Tide Rhyme.
Lights and Shadows, a Yule Tide Rhyme.
Lights and Shadows, a Yule Tide Rhyme.
(Anastatic Lithography)

Lights and Shadows, a Yule Tide Rhyme.

Ipswich: Cowell's Anastatic Press, (c. 1850s-1860s). Quarto. (8)ff., final leaf blank. Lithographed throughout, hand-colored in red, green, and blue and heightened with gold. Photographic reproduction of a madonna and child pasted to the title page as part of the decorative border. Each page shows a Christmas verse surrounded by borders of greenery, ribbons, and occasional angelic and star imagery to fit the holiday theme. The title page identifies the author not by name, but with the image of a robin. A production of Cowell's Anastatic Press in Ipswich, a printing and stationary business led by Samuel Harrison Cowell. Cowell took out a license on the anastatic process in 1848, and for a time it was the only anastatic press in the country. Although not internally dated, this book was likely produced during the 1850s and 1860s. To the inside front cover is the bookplate of Edward J. Law, a leading collector and scholar of anastatic lithography. Bound in green wrappers, decorated with a printed or lithographed reproduction of the title page, heightened in gold. Cover rubbed with occasional marking, with wear to extremities. Protected by a modern folio. No copies in OCLC or COPAC. Item #27589

Price: $950.00

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