[Christina Rossetti illustrated by Elizabeth Bury.] Christmas keepsake private printing: 'Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti 1862 | Illustrations by Elizabeth Bury'.

Christina Rossetti; Elizabeth Bury, illustrator, wife of and collaborator with theatre designer John Bury (1925-2000); Christopher Fry
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Without date or place, but with presentation inscription from Bury to playwright Christopher Fry, dated Christmas 1998.
SKU: 21393

Elizabeth Bury, illustrator and theatre designer, wife of and collaborator with John Bury (1925-2000), British theatre designer noted for his innovative work with Peter Hall, the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre (see his obituary in the Guardian, 15 November 2000). ''Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti 1862 | Illustrated by Elizabeth Bury'. [61]pp, 8vo. Ring-bound Christmas keepsake private printing, in covers of striking pattern, with thirty full-page illustrations by Bury. In good condition, with light signs of age. The thirty illustrations are delightful (and sometimes disquieting) intricate ink drawings of a very high standard, their heavily-inked cross-hatching giving the effect of nineteenth-century engraving. Presentation inscription by Bury: 'FOR CHRISTOPHER | [Christmas stamp in red ink] | With lots of love from | Liz and | [John Bury's signature in shaky hand] JOHN | Christmas 1998'.