Keary, Eliza. The magic valley or Patient Antoine. Illustrated by E. V. B. [i. e. Eleanor Vere Boyle] London: Macmillan and Co., 1877. Oxford: by E. Pickard Hall, and J. H. Stacy, Printers to the University. xii, 176p. 12 plates. The device of Macmillan is printed on the centre of the half title page. Most of the plates are signed: “ J. Quartley”. [i.e John Arthur Quartley] The frontispiece plate is entitled: “The Drac handed the key to Antoine. P. 161.” Robin de Beaumont's notes regarding price and dating of this copy are written on the front endpaper verso. The bookplate of Robin de Beaumont is on the front pastedown. Binding: Brown endpapers and pastedowns. Green ungrained cloth. The lower cover is not blocked. The upper cover is blocked in gold and in black. Bulrushes are blocked in black from the tail up the spine side and the fore edge. Near the head, the title: “/ The Magic Valley in gold]/ or Patient Antoine [in black]/ is blocked. Underneath this, a sea horse is pulling along a sea nymph, with light reins attached to its nose, being held by the sea nymph. The spine is blocked in gold and in black. From the head downwards, the decoration is: small decoration blocked in black across the head; The words: “/ The Magic/ Valley/ [rule]/ Keary/” are blocked in gold; a sea nymph and two grotesques are blocked ij gold amongst reeds; the words: “/ Illustrated/ by/ E. V. B. [i.e. Eleanor Vere Boyle]/” are blocked in gold; bulrushes are blocked in black; near the tail, the word: “/ Macmillan/” is blocked in gold.
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