The Prisoner of Chillon. [Illuminated by W. & G. Audsley, Architects.]. W. Chromolithography. Audsley, illustrators G.
The Prisoner of Chillon. [Illuminated by W. & G. Audsley, Architects.]
The Prisoner of Chillon. [Illuminated by W. & G. Audsley, Architects.]
The Prisoner of Chillon. [Illuminated by W. & G. Audsley, Architects.]
The Prisoner of Chillon. [Illuminated by W. & G. Audsley, Architects.]
The Prisoner of Chillon. [Illuminated by W. & G. Audsley, Architects.]
The Prisoner of Chillon. [Illuminated by W. & G. Audsley, Architects.]

The Prisoner of Chillon. [Illuminated by W. & G. Audsley, Architects.]

[ London: Day and Son, 1865 ]. First edition thus. The poem was originally published in 1816. [20] ff. chromolithograph plates (printed on one side only). Beautifully illuminated by Audsley with decorations by W.R. Tymms. Expertly recased. Slight rubbing to extremities. Faint contemporary ink signature to front flyleaf. A very good, remarkably clean and bright copy. Original polychrome purple cloth decorated in gold, blue, and red. Expertly recased. Quarto. Item #17188

McLean: “In 1865, Day & Son issued an edition of Byron’s The Prisoner of Chillon… illuminated by the Audsleys, richly polychromatic, and richly muddled in its mixture of decorative styles, the total effect being most attractive,” (Victorian Book Design, p. 133).

McLean: “In 1865, Day & Son issued an edition of Byron’s The Prisoner of Chillon… illuminated by the Audsleys, richly polychromatic, and richly muddled in its mixture of decorative styles, the total effect being most attractive” (Victorian Book Design, p. 133).

Price: $600.00