Place and Imprint: London: "Fun" Office, 1885.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: BAL 11628.
Condition: Fine condition.
Book ID: 27523
Physical Description8vo, 19th-century deep purple morocco skillfully rebacked, gilt rules, decorations and lettering, untrimmed. 31 illustrations in the text.
CommentsFrom the library of the publishers of this volume, the Dalziel brothers, the large and highly skilled clan of illustrators and engravers that played a key role in English illustration of the Victorian era. The Dalziels published several poems by Charles Godfrey Leland in their periodical “Fun,” which are collected in Brand-New Ballads. Tipped into the front of this volume is an autograph note to the Dalziels from Leland about his submission of the poem “The Legend of St. Anthony,” which also notes it is accompanied by an illustration. The original illustration is tipped in following the note. Elaborate bookplate of the Dalziels on the front paste-down, above which is the bookplate of of American collector William Harris Arnold.