Ornament with Sybil Tawse signature
Sybil Tawse
Illustrations for Tales from the Poets
selected and arranged by W.J. Glover

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Sybil Tawse - Tales From the Poets 1915 cover

London, London, A & C Black, 1915
8vo 280pp
8 colour plates


Decorated cover and spine of the 1915 edition, colour on white cloth. Below the cover and spine and dustwrapper for the 1933 reprint.

 

My copy of the edition dated 1915 states on the title page: “With twelve full-page illustrations in colour from drawings by Sybil Tawse,” but the list of illustrations, and the book, both have only 8 plates. It appears that 12 were planned or intended, but only 8 finally published and the title page not revised, or perhaps simply an error.
The 1933 edition says “
First published November 1915 | Reprinted 1933” on the back of the title page, with “eight” illustrations on the title page. Another issue or other printings in 1915 are not indicated.

Sybil Tawse - Tales From the Poets 1933 cover          Sybil Tawse - Tales From the Poets 1933 dustwrapper
 


Sybil Tawse - Tales From The Poets 1

1. "Look across the bay — Can you not see Lord Ronald's
ships even now coming to your castle?"

Sybil Tawse - Tales From The Poets 2

2. "And this is thy home, poor Isabel!"

Sybil Tawse - Tales From The Poets 3

3. "Why don't you speak for yourself, John?"

Sybil Tawse - Tales From The Poets 4

4. Then laying her hands on the maiden's shoulders,
she held her off and gazed into her face.

Sybil Tawse - Tales From The Poets 5

5. After she had done all she could she sat and watched by him.

Sybil Tawse - Tales From The Poets 6

6. It was no dream.

Sybil Tawse - Tales From The Poets 7

7. Their hiding-place was an old oak. Here she would place her letter.

Sybil Tawse - Tales From The Poets 8

8. With a noble glance he sang in all the pride of minstrelsy.


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