J.P. Seddon's The Late Thomas Seddon

Spine and front cover
Rear cover
[Seddon, John Pollard], MEMOIR AND LETTERS OF THE LATE THOMAS SEDDON, ARTIST: BY HIS BROTHER (London: James Nisbet & Co., 1858).  First edition, 17 x 11.5cm (8vo), in publisher's dark green bead-grain cloth w/embossed design to covers & gilt title to spine, pale yellow ep.s w/binder's ticket (Edmunds & Remnants) to rear pastedown, [i-v] vi [vii-viii], [1] 2-208 pp. w/frontis portrait engraving by Vincent Brooks & numerous in-text wood-engraved sketches after the artist.  Printed by Ballantyne & Co., London.  Association Copy inscr. to fr. pastedown: "Richard Holmes from his sincere friend T.F. Stooks..., July 1858" ("through his kind friend and minister, the Rev. T.F. Stooks, he was enabled to apprehend and accept God's pardoning mercy" [p.15]); also w/the sig. of F.W. Williamson to recto of frontis & bookseller's ticket of W.H Dalton to fr. pastedown.  Binding Very Good (spine sl. darkened & hinges cracked); contents Very Good (occas. lt. stains).  Fredeman 57.2 ("if Holman-Huntistic standards were sufficient to entitle their bearer to artistic distinction, Seddon would have to be the most absolutely pure of all the minor, nonmembers of the Pre-Raphaelite entourage"--p.208).  (Inv. #770)  C$500

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