The Scarce 1864 First Edition of The Cornhill Gallery

Cornhill Gallery 1864
Millais, John Everett, Fred Walker, Frederick Sandys, Joseph Noel Paton, Frederick Leighton, et. al. (illus.), THE CORNHILL GALLERY, CONTAINING ONE HUNDRED ENGRAVINGS FROM DRAWINGS ON WOOD (London: Smith Elder & Co., 1864).  First edition, 33 x 25.5cm [folio], in publisher's emerald sand-grain cloth w/gilt title & design to fr. cover (blind design only to rear) & spine, bevelled edges, a.e.g., cream ep.s, [i-vi], 1-100 (plates) +[100 blank versos] cardstock pp. w/100 proof wood engravings by the Dalziels, W.J. Linton & Joseph Swain after Millais (29), Leighton (25), Walker (27), Sandys (2), etc.  Printed at the Camden Press, London.  This is the very scarce 1st edition & not the more common 1865 2nd printing.  Binding Very Good (expertly recased w/hinges repaired, & rear ep. replaced); contents Good (1st & final blanks replaced, & 1st 6 leaves foxed w/sporadic spotting thereafter).  White 39, Reid 11-12, Ray 160, Goldman 48 (see also p.6)--most other sources cite the 1865 2nd edition.  (Inv. #992)  C$1,200





The 1865 Second Edition

Cornhill Gallery 1865
Millais, John Everett, Fred Walker, Frederick Sandys, Joseph Noel Paton, Frederick Leighton, et. al. (illus.), THE CORNHILL GALLERY, CONTAINING ONE HUNDRED ENGRAVINGS FROM DRAWINGS ON WOOD (London: Smith Elder & Co., 1865).  Unstated second edition, 32.5 x 25cm [folio], in publisher's dark red sand-grain cloth w/gilt title & border to fr. cover (blind border only to rear), gilt title to spine, bevelled edges, a.e.g., pale yellow ep.s, [i-vi], 1-100 (plates) +[100 blank versos] cardstock pp. w/100 wood engravings by the Dalziels, W.J. Linton & Joseph Swain after Millais (29), Leighton (25), Walker (27), Sandys (2), etc.  Printed at the Camden Press, London.  Binding Good (expertly recased w/hinges mended, some staining to cloth, & corner-tips moderately bumped); contents Very Good (occas. lt. foxing, & fore-edges of a few leaves mended).  Fredeman 90.7, de Beaumont 69.  (Inv. #1042)  C$500



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