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    [Junior Etching Club]. Passages from Modern English Poets. London: William Tegg [1876].

    Quarto. [3], 44 leaves of text and with all forty-seven (on forty-five sheets) full page engravings (each with its original tissue guard).

    Publisher's terra-cotta cloth with gilt spine and cover lettering, front cover ruled in black and with central gilt monogram device, pale yellow endpapers, all edges gilt. Joints and spine ends expertly repaired, mild rubbing to tips. Overall, a beautiful copy, very clean and in the very pleasant publisher's binding.

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    The Junior Etching Club was a prestigious organization instrumental in the revival of etching in England. "Passages from Modern English Poets, was issued (undated) by Day and Son, in 1862, in a large octavo. In 1876 another edition in large quarto, with etchings transferred to stone, and printed as lithographs, was published by William Tegg. In this notable volume Millais is represented by Summer Indolence, a most graceful study of a girl lying on her back in a meadow with a small child, who is wearing a daisy chain, seated at her side. Mr. J. McNeill Whistler contributes two delightful landscapes, The Angle and A River Scene There are many other good things in the book- a Tenniel, War and Glory, four capital studies by Henry Moore, etc." (White, English Illustration).

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