World Pictures

Text by Dorothy Menpes.

MENPES, Mortimer

MENPES, Mortimer World Pictures Text by Dorothy Menpes.

A & C Black, 1902.

First edition. 4to. Large paper issue, signed limited edition, number 459 of 500 deluxe copies, signed by Mortimer Menpes. Red pictorial cloth, lettered in gilt and with decoration in gilt and black. Top edge gilt. Fifty colour plates and fifty black and white plates, all under captioned tissue guards, plus 400 line drawings in the text. A very good copy, bright covers, but faded spine. Bookplate to front pastedown.

One of 500 copies, originally published at £2-2s (2 guineas).
This is a most attractive volume, profusely illustrated it described the experiences of author and artist in nineteen countries, with some entertaining anecdotes, including the author falling down a well. Countries visited include: Mexico, France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Morocco, Turkey, Palestine, China, Kashmir and Burma.

Inman 263.

Stock ID: 42060

£125.00

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