Wordsworth's Poems For The Young
The illustrations represent the work of several Victorian artists. John MacWhirter, a Scottish artist best known for his landscape paintings, was a strong advocate of drawing directly from nature. John Pettie, another Scottish painter, was a schoolfellow of MacWhirter. The title-page vignette is by Sir John Everett Millais, a painter and illustrator who was at one point President of the Royal Academy and is best known for illustrating Trollope novels. The Dalziel Brothers - Thomas, George, Edward and John - were London engravers. Despite some wear, still a pretty book.
- Publisher: Alexander Strahan & Co.
- Edition: n/a
- Date Published: 1863
- Place Published: London
- ISBN: n/a
- Condition: Good
- Signed: No
- Dust Jacket: No
- Jacket Condition: n/a
x, 92 p. + 10 p. of advertising. 20 cm. 50 illustrations by John MacWhirter and John Pettie engraved by Dalziel Brothers. Vignette by J. E. Millais. Green pebbled cloth hardcover with intricate gold and black impressing, bevelled boards, all edges gilt. Spine ends torn, corners bumped. Hinges cracked internally. Front free endpaper has ink inscription: "To Hugh Muirhead for excellency in the pianoforte Hutton Hall July 24th 1866." Foxing and thumbing.