A Journal Kept by Richard Doyle in the Year 1840. Illustrated with several hundred sketches by the author. Richard DOYLE, J. Hungerford POLLEN, introduction.

A Journal Kept by Richard Doyle in the Year 1840. Illustrated with several hundred sketches by the author.

London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1886. [Artistic Diary] SECOND EDITION. Small quarto (29 x 22cm), pp.xii; 152. With an engraved portrait of the author, and a facsimile of Doyle's 1840 diary, complete with illustrations to every page. Publisher's tan cloth with gilt titles and black decoration to spine and upper. All edges gilt; black-coated endpapers. Repair to partial split to upper hinge. Just a touch of spotting to title page and frontispiece, otherwise crisp and clean internally. Light wear to cloth; spine a little toned. Near fine. The illustrator of 'In Fairy Land' (1869) kept a diary for almost the whole of the year 1840, when he was 15 years old. The consummately-illustrated and easily legible result is printed in facsimile here following his death in 1883. Item #60210

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