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Lawrence, John
THE "FIRST EDITIONS: RE-COVERED" COPY OF:
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Lawrence, John
THE "FIRST EDITIONS: RE-COVERED" COPY OF:
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 1,875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Lawrence, John
THE "FIRST EDITIONS: RE-COVERED" COPY OF:
Hardy, Thomas. Far From the Madding Crowd. James R. Osgood, McIlvaine and Co., 1895, 8vo, first 'Wessex Novels' edition, etched frontispiece by H. Macbeth-Raeburn, map at end, original dark green gilt, top edge gilt, slightly skewed, lower hinge splitting

WITH AN ORIGINAL DUST-JACKET BY JOHN LAWRENCE, 215 by 420mm., panels laid-down from engraving on vinyl with some hand-colouring, signed by the artist ("John Lawrence") together with an additional version laid-down titled by the artist ("Far From the Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy"), framed and glazed


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John Lawrence is an eminent British illustrator and wood-engraver. Twice winner of The Francis Williams Award for illustration, he has illustrated a large number of books for both adults and children, including the cover artwork for Philip Pullman’s Dark Materials trilogy as well as all the illustrations for Lyra's Oxford and Once Upon A Time in the North.

Originally published in 1874, this edition comprises one volume from 'The Wessex Novels', published as the 'first uniform and complete edition' between 1895-96.

“Thomas Hardy is an author I’ve always very much appreciated and I’ve chosen a title that I particularly like. I think that Bathsheba in particular is a marvellous character"

English Literature, History, Children’s Books & Illustrations

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