ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT - HULL BALLADS [EARLE (ERNEST, chemist and illuminator of Hull)] Hull Ballads, 2 vol.; and Eve of St. Agnes (3)
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ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT - HULL BALLADS [EARLE (ERNEST, chemist and illuminator of Hull)] Hull Ballads, 2 vol.; and Eve of St. Agnes (3)
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ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT - HULL BALLADS
[EARLE (ERNEST, chemist and illuminator of Hull)] Hull Ballads, 2 vol., manuscript on approximately 60 leaves (recto only), illuminated throughout with large colour illustrations or decorations (some heightened in gilt), 3 additional illustrations loosely inserted, original blue morocco gilt, lettered "Hull Ballads" on upper covers, blindstamped with trefoil on spine, 4to (320 x 250mm.), [1940s]; and a similarly bound illuminated version of "The Eve of St. Agnes... by John Keats" (3)

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  • A sumptuously executed illuminated version of the "Hull Ballads" (recalling the history of the Yorkshire town from 1299 to 1688) executed by local chemist Earnest Earle, an amateur illuminator.
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