“MORE WONDERS IN THE WORLD THAN WE EVER DREAMT OF”: WESTWARD HO! ILLUSTRATED BY ELLIS SILAS
KINGSLEY, Charles. Westward Ho! New York: Dodd, Mead, 1927. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter red morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. $350.
Later edition of Kingsley’s immortal sea adventure, with 16 dramatic full-page color illustrations by Australian artist Silas Ellis, handsomely bound.
A colorful and romantic tale, with "all the glory and boldness of English sea adventure," Kingsley's timeless story, first published in 1855, is a "book of such body and substance that it has stood firm in a place all its own" (Miegs et al., 195). Its "hearty sympathy with the Elizabethan heroes and the unflagging spirit of the story, make it… in some ways Kingsley's most characteristic book" (DNB). Bookplate.
Just a touch of rubbing to corners. A handsome volume in near-fine condition.