The Novels of Charlotte, Emily, & Anne Brontë. Charlotte BRONTË, Emily and Anne.

The Novels of Charlotte, Emily, & Anne Brontë.

London: J. M. Dent, 1922.

Six volumes, octavo, with a total of 60 colour plates (including frontispieces), otherwise a most attractive set in uniform half polished navy calf by Bayntun with ornate gilt spine ornament and crimson labels.

Colour plates by Edmund Dulac

Collected edition of the Brontë novels, here presented in early polished calf bindings by the famous English bookbinding firm of Bayntun of Bath. This edition is desirable for the sixty full-page colour plates by the fantasy illustrator Edmund Dulac. The Brontë novels offered Dulac a challenging change from the fantasy illustration for which he is justifiably famous (indeed, his Arabian Nights, Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam and Edgar Allan Poe are leading works of their genre). The illustrations Dulac prepared for the Brontë novels are both subtle and evocative, blending detail and period nuance with the opalescent dreaminess that characterises his previous work.

Collected edition of the Brontë novels, here presented in early polished calf bindings by the famous English bookbinding firm of Bayntun of Bath. This edition is desirable for the sixty full-page colour plates by the fantasy illustrator Edmund Dulac. The Brontë novels offered Dulac a challenging change from the fantasy illustration for which he is justifiably famous (indeed, his Arabian Nights, Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam and Edgar Allan Poe are leading works of their genre). The illustrations Dulac prepared for the Brontë novels are both subtle and evocative, blending detail and period nuance with the opalescent dreaminess that characterises his previous work.

Price (AUD): $2,450.00  other currencies     Ref: #3804616

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