Lyra Germanica: Hymns for the Sundays and Chief Festivals of the Christian Year. Translated from the German by Catherine Winkworth. With illustrations by John Leighton, F.S.A. Fourth Edition.
Leighton, John

London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts and Green, 1865. The first of two similarly titled anthologies produced under Leigthton's supervision. "Contains much decorative work by John Leighton, who has scarcely received the recognition he deserves as a pioneer of better things" (Gleeson White). Text with ruled borders, decorative initial letters, headbands and tail-pieces. Contemporary ink inscription on a preliminary blank, first and last few leaves lightly foxed. A fine copy in a beautiful binding. Contemporary crimson straight-grained morocco, gilt-paneled covers, spine decoratively gilt in compartments, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Square octavvo. xx, 272 pp. (Item ID: 15650)


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