Saturday, 20 March 2010

The Poems of Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Talwin Morris Designed

Selections From The Poems of Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
Gilt art nouveau decoration to front board and spine, with the same decoration repeated to the inside of the boards and endpapers. Superb frontispiece photograph of the author by Elliot and Fry. Also a decorated title page. Gilt to top page edging. Foreword by Alice Meynell. These beautiful books were considered as the best that Gresham, who were a subsidiary of Blackie and Son ever produced. Designed throughout by Talwin Morris, with the distinctive red petal motif on the crisp white pages. The book cover design was a special luxury edition, and as part of their 'Red Letter' series was sold by subscription only. Published circa 1906.