|[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],  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