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

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

Date of publication:

contemporary Japanese vellum


  • Freemantle & Co.
  • Author(s):

  • James Henry Leigh Hunt
  • Illustrator(s):
    Claude Shepperson

    Edmund Sullivan

    Herbert Railton

    large paper limited edition

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

    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.