Sinbad the Voyager; Robin Hood Ballads; and Other Stories With illustrations by W. Harvey.

London: Routledge, 1853. Routledge Illustrated One Shilling Juveniles. Engraved frontispiece and three woodcuts in text. A little edgewear, old pencil signature. A very good copy of a rare item. OCLC lists only modern editions with the Harvey illustrations. Original dark blue cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Small octavo. [2], G-K 16 ([130] pp. (Item ID: 13360)


This book includes: 'Sinbad the Sailor,' 'The Eve of St. Agnes: A Poem by John Keats,' 'The True History by Lucian of Samosata', and 'Robin Hood Ballads' William Harvey (1796-1866) was born in Newcastle,where he apprenticed to Thomas Bewick, the father of English wood engraving. He became Harvey's favorite pupil and created many blocks for Bewick's 'Aesops Fables.'

De Mare, 'The Victorian Woodblock Illustrators,' p. 35.

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