EVANGELINE John R Neill Oz Reilly & Britton 1909 Gorgeous Longfellow Book

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Here is a wonderful copy of Evangeline, by H W Longfellow and illustrated by Wizard of Oz artist John R. Neill. Copyright by Reilly & Britton in 1909 with lower case publisher’s imprint on spine. One of a series of four poetry books illustrated by Neill: Snow-bound, Hiawatha, Evangeline, and The Raven.
These are fabulous books, with hauntingly beautiful and elaborate illustrations; some of Neill’s finest work. 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.

Book is in very good condition. Cover pastedown has light soiling, and spine cloth is slightly twisted at the top. Binding is tight. Illustrated endpapers have a 1912 date. Blank endpaper has a neat handwritten name. Pages and illustrations are very clean and complete. You will love this beautiful book.