Leigh Hunt’s History of Kensington: Signed, Limited EditionSKU: 9364
Leigh Hunt’s History of Kensington: Signed, Limited Edition
Date of publication:
contemporary Japanese vellum
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.