Cloth, 4to, 28 cm, 367 pp, ills (some colour). A substantially revised edition of the work first published as "The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists 1800-1914", including some 250 additional entries and many updates to entries previously included.The 19th century saw a revolution in printing and book design: for the first time, illustrated books were available to a new, large readership which had been educated in schools and was hungry for information. The Regency and early Victorian publishers provided for this need and produced lavish books for a wealthy market and popular books for the man in the street. A new school of illustration developed to satisfy this public, ranging from the epic Bible illustrations of John Martin to the Pre-Raphaelites, children's book illustrators like Randolph Caldecott, Kate Greenaway and Walter Crane and the practitioners of the self-conscious 'artiness' of the 1890s. This book comprehensively covers all these areas including the many minor artists and amateurs. An introduction with 30 colour plates surveys the history and development of book illustration over the 19th century before the Dictionary section (pp 43-359 in double-column format with very many black-and-white illustrations throughout). Near Fine in Near Fine dustwrapper. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Titel: The Dictionary of 19th Century British Book ...
Verlag: Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge, 1998 reprint of 1996 revised edition
Buchbeschreibung London, Antique Collectors' club, 1996. 4°. 367 S., zahlr. Ill. OLn., OU. Artikel-Nr. 75182AB