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A house of pomegranates / by Oscar Wilde ; with sixteen illustrations by Jessie M. King

Book
1915 (published)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

A house of pomegranates / by Oscar Wilde ; with sixteen illustrations by Jessie M. King.
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900

Edition:
Sixth edition.

Publisher:
London : Methuen and Coy. Ltd., 1915 (Edinburgh : Printed by Morrison & Gibb Limited).

Description:
viii, 162 p., [17] leaves of plates : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm.

Notes:
Half-title.
Cover title.
Illustrated with colour line photoengraved plates tipped onto leaves. colour line photoengraved title page. Line photoengraved initial letters.
Case binding of blue cloth over boards. Panel stamp (with title and illustration) blocked in orange on upper cover and spine. Top-edge gilt. Illustrated endpapers.
Donated by Anne Renier and F.G. Renier.
Bookplate on upper pastedown reads: "From the Library of Anne Renier and F.G. Renier".
Initialled in pencil "AR" (ie. Anne Renier) on lower flyleaf.
Acquired by the Reniers in Richmond in May 1966.

Contents:
The young king -- The birthday of the Infanta -- The fisherman and his soul -- The star-child.

Action Note:
Collated 19971128 Damaged.

Genre or Form:
Fairy tales -- England 1915.
Children's books -- England 1915.
Colour line blocks -- England 1915.
Typographic initials (layout features) -- England 1915.
Cloth case bindings -- England 1915.
Colour-blocked bindings (gathered matter components -- England 1915.
Panel stamp bindings -- England 1915.
Gilt edges (gathered matter components -- England 1915.
Illustrated endpapers -- England 1915.
Bookplates -- England 1970-1988.

Names:
King, Jessie M. (Jessie Marion), 1875-1949. ill.
Renier, Anne, 1911?-1988 donor
Renier, Fernand Gabriel, 1905-1988 donor
Methuen & Co. publisher
Morrison and Gibb, printer

Place:
England London.




object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Illustrations colour photoengraved from watercolour originals. Illustrated monochrome photoengraved end-papers. Case binding of blue cloth over boards with illustrated panel stamp.
Brief Description
A house of pomegranates / by Oscar Wilde ; with sixteen illustrations by Jessie M. King.
Physical Description
A house of pomegranates / by Oscar Wilde ; with sixteen illustrations by Jessie M. King.

Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900



Edition:

Sixth edition.



Publisher:

London : Methuen and Coy. Ltd., 1915 (Edinburgh : Printed by Morrison & Gibb Limited).



Description:

viii, 162 p., [17] leaves of plates : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm.



Notes:

Half-title.

Cover title.

Illustrated with colour line photoengraved plates tipped onto leaves. colour line photoengraved title page. Line photoengraved initial letters.

Case binding of blue cloth over boards. Panel stamp (with title and illustration) blocked in orange on upper cover and spine. Top-edge gilt. Illustrated endpapers.

Donated by Anne Renier and F.G. Renier.

Bookplate on upper pastedown reads: "From the Library of Anne Renier and F.G. Renier".

Initialled in pencil "AR" (ie. Anne Renier) on lower flyleaf.

Acquired by the Reniers in Richmond in May 1966.



Contents:

The young king -- The birthday of the Infanta -- The fisherman and his soul -- The star-child.



Action Note:

Collated 19971128 Damaged.



Genre or Form:

Fairy tales -- England 1915.

Children's books -- England 1915.

Colour line blocks -- England 1915.

Typographic initials (layout features) -- England 1915.

Cloth case bindings -- England 1915.

Colour-blocked bindings (gathered matter components -- England 1915.

Panel stamp bindings -- England 1915.

Gilt edges (gathered matter components -- England 1915.

Illustrated endpapers -- England 1915.

Bookplates -- England 1970-1988.



Names:

King, Jessie M. (Jessie Marion), 1875-1949. ill.

Renier, Anne, 1911?-1988 donor

Renier, Fernand Gabriel, 1905-1988 donor

Methuen & Co. publisher

Morrison and Gibb, printer



Place:

England London.





Dimensions
  • Height: 26cm (Note: From NAL catalogue)
Style
Production typeMass produced
Gallery Label
ILLUSTRATED BOOK 'A House of Pomegranates' by Oscar Wilde 1915 Jessie M. King's individual style led her to become one of the most successful illustrators and designers of her time. She produced this illustration in Paris, newly inspired by batik printing and the Ballets Russes. Delicate decorative effects were still present in her work but simple balanced design and strong colours began to dominate. Illustrations colour photo engraved from watercolour originals Illustrated by Jessie M. King (born in Bearsden, near Glasgow, 1875, died in Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway, 1949); published by Methuen and Coy Ltd, London, 1915 Renier Collection National Art Library no. 3804100803022409 (16/03/2018)
Other Number
863.AA.0563 - NAL Pressmark
Collection
Library Number
38041803022409

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