[A Collection of Eleven Books with His Ownership Markings and/or Annotations].

London, etc. 1882 - 1923. Eleven volumes, variously in cloth, half morocco or printed wrappers. Good to very good. As itemized below:. Item #WRCLIT80577

1) Muntz, Eugene. RAPHAEL HIS LIFE, WORKS AND TIMES. London: Chapman & Hall, 1882. Large, thick octavo. Quarter morocco. Some wear and foxing. A Headmaster's Prize Copy, bearing a bookplate, executed in ink, presenting it to Sullivan as a Local Prize from Hastings and St. Leonards School of Science & Art; 2) Martin. OLD CHELSEA A SUMMER-DAY'S STROLL. London: Unwin, 1889. Illustrated by Joseph Pennell. With Sullivan's signed ownership inscription noting it as a gift from fellow artist H. Granville Fell, "Dec. 6th 1918." With the earlier additional bookplate of Edward Jackson Barron. 3) Rossetti, Christina: GOBLIN MARKET THE PRINCE'S PROGRESS AND OTHER POEMS. London: Macmillan, 1884. Cloth. New edition. Inscribed on the half-title: "Edmund J. Sullivan November /87 Sketching Club 1886-7." 4) Tennyson, Alfred: THE WORKS OF .... London: Macmillan, 1888. Cloth. With an extended chronology, in ink in Sullivan's hand, of Tennyson's publications on the free endsheet and a note of his death in pencil. There are few pencil marks in the text, and an elaborate laurel wreath has been drawn in pencil around the dedicatory poem. Sullivan illustrated an edition of MAUD (1922), as well as "A Dream of Fair Women" and other poems by Tennyson. 5) Lord Berners [trans] THE CHRONICLES OF FROISSART. London: Macmillan, 1895. Cloth. Globe edition. Signed in ink by Sullivan on the free endsheet, noting it was a gift "(from Frederick Macmillan)." 6) Whitman. LEAVES OF GRASS THE POEMS OF WALT WHITMAN. Selected with Introduction by Ernest Rhys. London: Walter Scott, 1886. Cloth, paper spine label. In the "Canterbury Poets" series, Extensively annotated by Sullivan on the front free endsheet, on the verso of the title, and in a few places in the text (once, in "Birds of Passage," with a drawing). 7) Bullen, A. H. [ed]: LYRICS FROM THE SONG-BOOKS OF THE ELIZABETHAN AGE. London: Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. Cloth, t.e.g. Backstrip dull. Inscribed by Sullivan on the free endsheet: "Edmund Sullivan given to me by J. Robert Oldfield 1894." 8 & 9) Swinburne. POEMS AND BALLADS [with] POEMS AND BALLADS SECOND SERIES. London: Chatto & Windus, 1878 & 1880. Two volumes. Cloth. New Edition and Third Edition respectively. Signed in both volumes on the first blank: "Sullivan [/] Hastings," and with a few scattered pencil annotations in the latter; 10) Swinburne. ATALANTA IN CALYDON A TRAGEDY. London: Chatto & Windus, 1885. Cloth. New Edition. Signed on the half- title: "Edmund J. Sullivan December 7th, 1887," and 11) THE EXHIBITION OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS 1923. Printed wrappers (torn at spine). Sullivan exhibited two etchings (items 1098 and 1099) and his annotations on the front wrapper refer to labels for three works, only one of which ("The Way of the Cross") is included in the exhibition catalogue. Edmund Joseph Sullivan (1869 - 1933) was a prolific painter, watercolorist, draughtsman, lithographer, engraver, art critic and teacher. His early association with THE DAILY GRAPHIC launched his fame and established him "as one of the foremost illustrators of his time, although eclipsed by Rackham and Dulac. He was a superb draughtsman, especially in chalks and had a strong and inventive imagination" - House, p. 470. Among the authors whose works he illustrated are Hughes, Walton, Carlyle (particularly SARTOR RESARTUS), Wells, Tennyson, White, Stevenson (notably DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE), Goldsmith, et al. "Sullivan's career as an illustrator was one of the most substantial and distinguished in the annals of English art" - Ray. Ray, THE ILLUSTRATOR AND THE BOOK IN ENGLAND FROM 1790 TO 1914, pp. 186-193.

Price: $1,750.00