Leigh Hunt’s History of Kensington: Signed, Limited Edition

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The Old Court Suburb; or, Memorials of Kensington, Regal, Critical, and Anecdotical. London: Freemantle & Co, 1902

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A poet and journalist, Leigh Hunt (1784-1859) was also a close friend of Shelley and Keats; his ‘anecdotical’ history of Kensington was first published in 1855. This large-paper limited edition was illustrated and signed by the three artists concerned: Edmund Sullivan, Claude Shepperson and Herbert Railton.

Condition & Materials

2 vols. 4to. Number 16/150, signed by the artists. pp. xvii, [i], 211, [i]; xi, [i], 208 + 40 leaves of plates, and numerous illustrations in the text, japanese vellum blocked in gilt, a touch dusty and with a light half-ring stain to upper cover of volume one; bookseller’s ticket to front pastdown: R.D. Steedman, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Title

Leigh Hunt’s History of Kensington: Signed, Limited Edition

Author(s)

HUNT, James Henry Leigh

Illustrator(s)

RAILTON, Herbert, SHEPPERSON, Claude, SULLIVAN, Edmund

Publisher

Freemantle & Co.

Place of publication

London

Date of publication

1902

Edition

large paper limited edition, number 16 or 150

Binding

contemporary Japanese vellum