1871 Specimen Book of Illustrations By Johnson Fry & Co. Beekman Street New York
(Americana - 19th Century - Printing & Publishing - Specimen Book - Johnson Fry & Co.)

New York, NY: Johnson Fry & Co., 1871. F Twenty - two images, including the plates titled: Conrad and Medora (dated 1867); the illustrated title page for 1871 'Byron & Moore Gallery'; and the images Kaled; Olympia; Gulmare; Rich and Rare, engraved by Buttre after Fisher; Thou art not false, but thou art fickle; Laura; Angiolina; Haidee; Medora; Leila; The Coming Step, Buttre after Ward; Zelica, Buttre after A. de Valentine; The Irish Girl, Buttre after A. Elmore; Young Jessica, Rice & Buttre after Ward; Parisina; Azim and Zelica, Buttre after Corbould; Witch of the Alps; The Peri, Bannister after Meadows; Maid of Athens; Don Juan and Haidee. Each image titled below; several with a verse from the relevant poem. The plates printed one side only, on heavy paper stock and interleaved with plain paper guards. Previous owner name on front endpaper. Approximately 9" x 11 1/2" size; bound in gray-green decoratively blind-stamped cloth, titled "Specimen" on front cover, the back cover with the publisher name and address. Boards detached, with edge and tips wear, top cover stained, spine covering gone. A few images with a little spotting in the margins and with evidence of being somewhat crudely edge-trimmed; generally, the plates very clean and in very good condition, an interesting specimen illustration book from this publisher. Good Hardcover (Item ID: 24439)


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