Divine and Moral Songs for Children by Isaac Watts, With Experimental Engraving Process

Watts, Isaac, DIVINE AND MORAL SONGS FOR CHILDREN ... ILLUSTRATED IN THE NEW GRAPHOTYPE ENGRAVING PROCESS (London: James Nisbet & Co., n.d. [1867]).  First edition, 27 x 21.5cm [4to], in publisher's red sand-grain cloth w/embossed design to covers, gilt decorations & title to fr. cover & spine, bevelled edges, a.e.g., slate-green ep.s, [i-vi], [i] ii-vi [vii-viii], [1] 2-76 [77-78 blank] pp. + frontis portrait & 26 full-page & in-text graphotypes by William Holman Hunt, Thomas Morten, George du Maurier, Florence Claxton, etc., each text page decorated w/elaborate borders.  Printed by Levey & Co., London.  Binding Good (extremities bumped & worn, moderate fading to outer edges of boards, & rear hinge starting); contents Very Good (a couple of leaves sl. creased & w/mended tears).  White 127-28 ("a very interesting experiment"), Reid passim, Fredeman 94.6, de Beaumont 393, Goldman 436 ("for a contemporary description of the [short-lived] graphotype process see J. Carpenter in Once a Week 16 February 1867, pp.181-4").  (Inv. #1075)  C$600

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