FAMILIAR LONDON

(London: Adam and Charles Black, 1904).

FIRST EDITION OF THIS EXCELLENT AND WELL ILLUSTRATED DEPICTION OF LONDON AND ITS PEOPLE. The paintings by Barton are charming and profuse and show the many sides of this city and its changing seasons. The book shows beautifully the many parks, towns, squares and shops and is a tour de force journey through one of the greatest cities in the world.
In 1893 Barton became an associate member of the Society of Painters in Water Colours, attaining full membership in 1911. Barton's watercolours and townscapes were well known in both Dublin and London. This was helped by her illustrations for this book, in which she proved the text as well and for those in 'Picturesque Dublin, Old and New' by Francis Farmer. Item #30143

First Edition, and one of the scarcer books in the series. Laid in this copy is a small prospectus for Black's books about London printed in black and red. With 61 of Ms. Barton's colour paintings depicting charming scenes of typical people and places throughout the city of London at the turn of the century. 8vo, publisher's original claret cloth, gilt lettered and ornately decorated on the spine and the upper cover with red roses with graceful stems and green leaves. xii, 208, 2 ads, pp. A very handsome copy of this wonderfully illustrated work, internally exceptionally clean, with virtually none of the inevitable spotting, the attractive cloth binding only a bit mellowed at the spine and extremities, much less so then is typically found.

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