Item #1724 Days and Hours in a Garden. BOYLE, Eleanor Vere E. V. B.
Days and Hours in a Garden

Days and Hours in a Garden

London: Elliot Stock, 1898.

A superb example of a vellucent binding. Cedric Chivers (1853 -1929) of Bath revived the technique of painting under vellum. Chivers would execute his paintings on paper which was covered with a translucent skin to form the binding, The covers were then lightly tooled with gold. It is rare to find such a finely preserved fine binding.

Signed by Chivers.

In 'Days and Hours in a Garden', 19th century Scotish artist and writier, Eleanor Vere Boyle (1825 -1916) takes us through the months of the year, the cherry blossoms, the rooks, the wild ivy etc. etc., reminiscent of a modest walled-garden 'Walden' by Thoreau.

"There have been just one or two sweet days, when the white Cherry orchards shone softly against the sky of serenest blue; days when we did not but revel in the joyous present, forgetting quite that ever it could be that "rough winds do shake the darling buds of May"

Item #1724

Octavo, vellucent binding, top edge gilt, frontispiece, small woodcut illustrations throughout, 210 pages, a fine copy in beautiful original condition housed in a custom box with leather bands and gilt titling.

Price (AUD): $5,000.00  other currencies

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