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Roxburghe Club publications are produced in two states. Each member of the Club receives a copy bound in half calf. In the list of members of the Club, each recipient's name is printed in red ink. Normally, not more than 42 copies are printed in this form. Additionally a member can print up to 300 copies of the title usually bound in cloth. These are available for sale, usually through the antiquarian bookdealers listed below.
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Bernard Quaritch Limited, 40 South Audley Street, London W1K 2PR
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Henry Sotheran Limited, 2 Sackville Street, Piccadilly, London W1S 3DP
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THE BRUSH HAS BEAT THE POETRY! ILLUSTRATIONS TO LORD BYRON'S WORKS. EDITED BY JOHN R. MURRAY
Small 4to. XII, 136pp. [Text: 206 x 165 mm]. Bound in green cloth, the covers blocked with a gilt panel with a gilt initial "B" with Byron's coronet in an oval cartouche in the centre; spine blocked and lettered in gilt; based on the original binding of c. 1822.
Privately printed for John Murray VII. 100 copies only are available for public sale.
Maggs Bros Ltd.
"Still in the archives at 50 Albemarle Street, where for over two hundred years the Murray family lived and carried on their publishing business, is a unique seven-volume edition of Byron's works. It dates from 1820-22, is bound in green morocco with fine crimson silk doublures and - most importantly - it is the first edition of the poet's work to be illustrated. Also surprising is that this edition seems to consist of only one copy." (Preface).
The 1820-22 edition is illustrated with 23 engravings after Richard Westall R.A.(1765-1836) and 12 after Thomas Stothard R.A. (1755-1834). Stothard's original watercolours were destroyed in the bombing of Holland House in 1940 but 23 of William Westall's beautiful original watercolours (plus one of Childe Harold that was not used) survive in the Murray archive at Albemarle Street. All are reproduced along with their engraved plates and with the engraved plates after Stothard together with the relevant passages from Byron's poems.
The illustrated introduction discusses John Murray's friendship with Lord Byron, the life and works of the two artists and includes extracts from the prickly correspondence between Murray and Charles Heath, the principal engraver commissioned to reproduce Westall's designs.
"This is the first illustrated book of its kind to be produced about Byron, enabling us to see his work in a fresh light through the eyes of two outstanding illustrators." (Preface).
ISBN 978 1 5272 0122 4
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- HERALDO MEMORIALE. OR MEMOIRS OF THE COLLEGE OF ARMS FROM 1727 TO 1744.
- VOLTAIRE. THÉRÈSE, A FRAGMENT.
- ASPECTS OF FRENCH EIGHTEENTH CENTURY TYPOGRAPHY. By John Dreyfus.
- THE GARDYNERS PASSETAUNCE (c. 1512).
- REMEMBRANCES OF THINGS WORTH SEEING IN ITALY GIVEN TO JOHN EVELYN 25 APRIL 1646.
- TWO EAST ANGLIAN PICTURE BOOKS.
- THE LAST YEARS OF MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS.
- SIR THOMAS SMITH’S MISMANAGEMENT OF THE VIRGINIA COMPANY BY NICHOLAS FERRAR.
- SYON ABBEY.
- JAMES BOSWELL’S BOOK OF COMPANY AT AUCHINLECK.
- IL QUADRIREGIO.
- THE SEARCH FOR THE SOURCE OF THE NILE.
- JAN HUYGEN VAN LINSCHOTEN AND THE MORAL MAP OF ASIA.
- THE GREAT BOOK OF THOMAS TREVILIAN.
- RONALD FIRBANK. LETTERS TO HIS MOTHER, 1920-24 and LA PRINCESSE AUX SOLEILS.
- THE TOLLEMACHE BOOK OF SECRETS.
- THE WIZARD EARL’S ADVICES TO HIS SON.
- FRAGMENTA REGALIA. OBSERVATIONS OF THE LATE QUEENE ELIZABETH, HIR TIMES AND FAUORITES.
- THE ARUNDEL CHOIRBOOK.
- HOLKHAM LIBRARY: A HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION.
- THE LIBRARY OF THOMAS TRESHAM AND THOMAS BRUDENELL.
- INIGO JONES’S ROMAN SKETCHBOOK.
- THE CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN MR DISRAELI AND MRS BRYDGES WILLIAMS, 1851-1863.
- WALPOLE, HORACE. A Description of the Villa at Strawberry-Hill. A Facsimile of the copy extra-illustrated for Charles Bedford in the collection of Lord Waldegrave of North Hill. Edited by Nicolas Barker. The Roxburghe Club. 2010.
- THE BRUSH HAS BEAT THE POETRY! ILLUSTRATIONS TO LORD BYRON'S WORKS. EDITED BY JOHN R. MURRAY
- BIBLIOTHECA LINDESIANA.
- THE MIRROURE OF THE WORLDE. MS BODLEY 283 (ENGLAND c. 1470-1480).
- THE LUMLEY INVENTORY. ART COLLECTING AND LINEAGE IN THE ELIZABETHAN AGE. EDITED BY MARK EVANS. THE ROXBURGHE CLUB 2010.
- THE ROXBURGHE CLUB: A BICENTENARY HISTORY By Nicolas Barker. The Roxburghe Club, 2012
- A DYNASTY OF DEALERS: JOHN SMITH AND SUCCESSORS, 1801-1924. A STUDY OF THE ART MARKET IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY LONDON.
- The AMORES of Sigismondo Boldoni
- Esther Inglis's LES PROVERBES DE SALOMON, a facsimile with an introduction by Nicolas Barker
- AN EARLY BRETON GOSPEL BOOK. A NINTH CENTURY MANUSCRIPT FROM THE COLLECTION OF H. L. BRADFER-LAWRENCE (1887-1965)