THE 30 plates, all India proofs on heavy paper, that make up an 1857 volume of Etchings for the Art-Union of London by the Etching Club include three by Samuel Palmer – one shown right.
In the original green cloth binding, the copy offered by Lays
of Penzance on August 10 was sold for £2600.
Printed at the Newlyn Press c.1912, The Merry Maidens is the
magazine of Penzance Church of England High School and was the O.G.
[Old Girls?] Club, and as such unlikely to cause much of a stir,
but it contains original woodblock illustrations by Charles
Simpson, plus a separate lithograph by Laura Knight. In Penzance
the copy seen bottom right made £350.
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