Here is a beautiful copy of Evangeline, by Longfellow and illustrated by Wizard of Oz artist John R. Neill. Scarce edition published in original publisher’s box, published by Reilly & Britton in 1909.This is part of a series of poetry books illustrated by Neill put out by this publisher. They are fabulous, with color illustrations and gold stamping on the spines and covers.
This one is lavishly illustrated in dusky pink on every page, using thick, expensive paper. Wonderful illustrated endpapers. Cover has a full-color pastedown, with gold stamping on the spines and covers, and gilt top edge. The scarce box has the cover art printed on the top. No dust jacket.
Book is in near fine condition.Clean exterior, very light edge rubbing, REILLY & BRITTON on spine in large and small caps, gilt lettering all intact. The binding is tight and the pages are very clean.
The box is good, with still attractive graphics and about 2″ of one side missing, inconspicuous tape on corners. Box bottom with one corner split. A rare find!