|[Dalziel, George and Edward], TWENTY
INDIA PAPER PROOFS OF THE DRAWINGS BY SIR JOHN EVERETT MILLAIS, BART.,
P.R.A. TO THE PARABLES OF OUR LORD, ENGRAVED ON WOOD BY THE BROTHERS
DALZIEL WITH WHICH IS GIVEN A COLLECTION OF TWENTY AUTOGRAPH LETTERS
(IN FACSIMILE) FROM MILLAIS TO THE DALZIELS DURING THE PROGRESS OF THE
WORK ([London]: Privately printed by Charles Dalziel, n.d.
). First edition thus, 37 x 29cm [folio], in publisher's
full black morocco w/gilt embossed title to fr. cover, decorative gilt
dentelles, intricate floral ep.s, 72 cardstock leaves mounted on
stubs. Stated Limited Edition ("The Number of Copies of
This Book Possible is Under Fifty"--titlepage statement) printed by
Dalziel & Co. Ltd. at the Camden Press, London. Enclosed in
its custom made black linen clamshell case w/gilt title-label to
spine. Presentation Copy inscr. to recto of 1st blank:
"To Leonard Walker from The Dalziels, 1935"; also from
the library of William E. Fredeman, the Pre-Raphaelite scholar.
Clamshell case Near-Fine (lt. staining to interior); binding Very Good
(expertly rebacked in black morocco w/5 raised bands [matching the
original], hinges mended, & covers sl. bowed); contents Near-Fine
(occas. lt. spotting). Fredeman 95.80, Ray 170A. (Inv.
|Millais, John Everett (illus.), THE
PARABLES OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST (London: Routledge
Warne & Routledge, 1864). First edition, 25 x 19.5cm [4to],
in publisher's red sand-grain cloth w/gilt & embossed decorations
& title to covers & spine, bevelled edges, a.e.g., pale yellow
ep.s w/binder's ticket (Bone & Son, Ball 17A) to rear pastedown,
[i-xii], 1-48 + [1-48 blank versos] + [1-40, plates] red-ruled
cardstock pp. w/20 wood engravings by the Dalziels after Millais, +2pp.
publ. adverts to rear. Printed at the Camden Press, London.
Binding Good (spine worn & soiled, & corner-tips sl. bumped);
contents Good (1st & final leaves foxed w/occas. spotting
elsewhere, & lower edge of p.30 worn w/sl. loss). White
48-49, Reid 6-7 & 71-72 ("of this superb work much has been
written, but it is worthy of all the praise ever bestowed upon it"),
Fredeman 95.37, Ray 170, de Beaumont 244, Goldman 311. (Inv.
|Millais, John Everett (illus.), THE PARABLES OF
OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST (Boston: Roberts Bros.,
1866). First US edition, 25 x 19.5cm [4to], bound in dark green
morocco w/embossed decorations to covers & spine, gilt title to
spine, 5 raised bands, bevelled edges, decorative gilt dentelles,
a.e.g., marbled ep.s, [i-xii], 1-48 + [1-48 blank versos] + [1-40
plates], [1-2 publ. adverts] red-ruled cardstock pp., w/20 wood
engravings by the Dalziels after Millais. Printed at the Camden
Press, London. Binding Very Good (expertly rebacked w/original
spine laid down & new headbands, corner-tips sl. bumped, &
minor chipping to fore-edges of ep.s); contents Very Good (some rubbing
to gilt edges, & a couple of corners mended). (Inv.
|Millais, John Everett (Pictures By), THE
PARABLES OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST (London: SPCK, n.d.
). Third edition, 23 x 17.5cm (large 8vo), in publisher's
ivory linen w/burgundy & dark teal decorations & title to fr.
cover & spine, 76 red-ruled cardstock leaves printed &
paginated to rectos only, w/20 wood engravings by the Dalziels after
Millais. Printed by J.S. Virtue & Co., London. Binding
Good (spine darkened w/tips chipped, & stains to rear cover);
contents Very Good (occas. lt. foxing). (Inv. #780) C$100