The Happy Hypocrite. Illustrated by George Sheringham.

By: BEERBOHM, Max.

Price: £80.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: First Illustrated Edition, gilt buckram, front board with striking floral design in colours and gilt. Roy.8vo, c.pp71 uncut, some light spotting of text, spine lettering bit faded, lower cover a bit soiled, overall covers a bit dulled and scuffed. With illustrated endpapers : illustrated title-page in black & gold : 10 large pictorial initials and tail-pieces : and 24 full-page tissue-guarded colour plates.


A fine series of colour illustrations, and a famous example of the Romantic Movement in book illustration. 'In 1915 Sheringham illustrated Max Beerbohm's The Happy Hypocrite ... This book, which has a pretty, flowery cover, is a curious mixture of coloured lithographs and decorative two-colour initials and line-drawings. Sheringham's softly tinted lithographs have an atmosphere of chintz and pot-pourri. They marked the end of the golden days of pre-1914 England' [John Lewis : The 20th Century Book].

Title: The Happy Hypocrite. Illustrated by George Sheringham.

Author Name: BEERBOHM, Max.

Categories: Literature, Private Press & Illustrated Books,

Publisher: John Lane, The Bodley Head [1915]:

Book Condition: First Illustrated Edition, gilt buckram, front board with striking floral design in colours and gilt. Roy.8vo, c.pp71 uncut, some light spotting of text, spine lettering bit faded, lower cover a bit soiled, overall covers a bit dulled and scuffed. With illustrated endpapers : illustrated title-page in black & gold : 10 large pictorial initials and tail-pieces : and 24 full-page tissue-guarded colour plates.

kg: 1.00 kg

Seller ID: 9198

Keywords: BEERBOHM GEORGE SHERINGHAM ROMANTIC ILLUSTRATIONS LITERATURE PRESSILLUS