BANKS OF THE NILE Painted by Ella Du Cane Described by John A. Todd. Notes on the Plates by Florence Du Cane

BANKS OF THE NILE Painted by Ella Du Cane Described by John A. Todd. Notes on the Plates by Florence Du Cane

(London: Adam & Charles Black, 1913).

FIRST EDITION OF THIS BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED WORK ON EGYPT. The text along with Ms. Du Cane's very fine paintings capture both day to day life in the modern cities as well as the ruins and excavations of the ancient dynasties.
The artist, Ella Du Cane, came into artistic prominence in 1893 when she exhibited at an exhibition of the prestigious New Society of Painters in Water Colours. Queen Victoria took a personal interest in her work, acquiring 26 of Du Cane's works between December 1895 and August 1898. With success came opportunities for travel, along with this work on Egypt she also did paintings for A. & C. Black books on Japan and Italy. Item #30807

First Edition. With 60 lovely watercolour plates by Ella Du Cane, each with notes by Florence Du Cane printed on their tissue guards, and with two folding maps. Large 8vo, in a handsome binding of three-quarter dark green morocco over marbled boards, the spine with raised bands blind ruled creating six compartments, two of which are lettered in gilt with gilt ruling, the other four with central gilt tooled devices, additional gilt rule at head and tail. xv, 282, 2 ads. pp. A very nice copy choicely bound, the text is quite fresh with just a bit of occasional light spotting, the handsome binding is in very fine condition, essentially pristine.

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Price: $225.00