Happy England. As Painted by Helen Allingham, R.W.S. with memoir and descriptions by Marcus B. Huish, LL.B. - Helen Allingham 1903 - Adam and Charles Black, London - First Edition Beautifully bound first edition biography of the artist and illustrator Helen Allingham [1846-1926], incorporating colour plates from her paintings invoking the idyllic pastoral beauty of the English countryside.

The eighty colour plates from water colours by Allingham are each accompanied by descriptive tissue guards, as is the frontispiece photograph of Allingham.
  Provenance: With the engraved bookplate of the Colwal Library collection.

Reference: Simon Houfe,
British Illustrators and Caricaturists, 218.

Large thick octavo (binding size 23.1x17.6cm), pp. [6] xi [1] 204 [4 (publisher’s ads dated Autumn 1904)] [6].
  Finely bound in full navy blue morocco, spine and covers intricately decorated with floral patterns, spine incorporating gilt lettering into the pattern, handmade marbled endpapers highlighted with silver, top edge gilt, others untrimmed.   Condition: Fine in fine binding with just a faint hint of toning to the spine.   Ref: 111325   Price: HK$ 7,000