Pictures and short extracts from Venice by Beryl de Sélincourt and May Sturge Henderson, 1907, illustrated by Reginald Barratt, A.R.W.S. (1861 – 1917).
The book has pictures that are reproductions of Reginald Barratt’s watercolour paintings, using a four-colour dot screen process.
The book has (or had when I started) its original binding, blue with gold lettering stamped in place.
Bronze (or painted) statues of horses in strong sunlight. The printed colours or this painting do not reproduce well on the screen. There is a caption, “By permission of the Hon. John Collier.” [more...]
Venice, title page, with the publisher’s mark.
The book was also published in the US in the same year, by Dodd, Mead & Co.
The Grand Canal, Venice; the Canal Grande is the largest canal in Venice.
“Marco tells of magnificent feasts made by the Great Kaan on his birthday and on New Year’s Day. He delights in stories of the chase within the domain of Cublay’s palace of Chandu (perhaps the Xanadu of Coleridge) the walls of which enclosed a sixteen-mile circuit, with fountains and [...] [more...]
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