Publisher: London: John Murray, 1859.
Edition: A reprint of the 1841 revised edition. Lockhart's Ancient Spanish Ballads first appeared in 1823; this was the first edition with Owen Jones contributions.
Bibliographical References: NCBEL III, 1291; Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England, 226; McLean, Victorian Book Design, pages 78-80.
Condition: Fine, handsome copy, enclosed in a full morocco pull-off case (which had been repaired).
Book ID: 26909
Description4to,later brown full morocco by Bensel of New York, elaborate inlaid geometric pattern on the upper and lower boards, inlaid inner dentelles, dark brown silk moire endpapers, gilt lettering, a.e.g. Four chromolithographed plates, colored ornamental page borders, vignettes, titles, initials & cuts by Owen Jones; six tinted wood-engraved plates and numerous illustrations in the text by William Allan, David Roberts, Henry Warren, C. E. Aubrey and William Harvey.
Comments¶ One of the earliest and finest examples of the Victorian illuminated gift book and one of Jones’ first efforts as a book artist, in a scrumptious early 20th century binding. Bookplate of San Francisco collector Morgan A. Gunst on the front blank.