AUTHOR: JERROLD, Blanchard & Gustave Dore
TITLE: London : A Pilgrimage
PUBLISHER: Connecticut: The Easton Press, 2011.
DESCRIPTION: DELUXE LIMITED EDITION. 1 vol., 15-1/2" x 12-1/2", limited to 400 copies, bound in brown leather with gilt titles and decoration, raised bands to spine and beveled edges, housed in the original slipcase, with all 180 original illustrations bu Gustave Dore.
CONDITION: BRAND NEW STILL IN THE ORIGINAL SHRINK WRAP.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This is a beautiful limited edition recreation of the 1872 Gustave Dore illustrated edition “London: A Pilgrimage published by the Easton Press with a limitation of 400 hand number copies. The books come with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity but the edition number is unknown as the books are in the original packaging and are still sealed. In 1872, Harpers Bazaar ran a series of articles written by Blanchard Jerrold focusing on the contrast between the “haves and have nots” in London that featured the illustrations of Gustave Dore. That same year, Grant & Co. published the articles in book form. As one critic wrote in 1872 upon publication: "Implicit throughout Dore’s designs is the devastating contrast between rich and poor ... memorable plates record the appalling yet picturesque lives of the working or submerged classes."