‘Miseries of Travelling’, from an 1808 first edition of Thomas Rowlandson’s Miseries of Human Life sold for £1300 at John Nicholson’s.

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It comes from a copy sold for £1300 in a September 22 sale held by John Nicholson’s (25% buyer’s premium).

Sold at £650 was one of 35 copies of a limited edition of Tristram and Isolde illustrated by Evelyn Paul (1883-1963), an artist and illustrator best known for her work in the style of medieval illumination.

Bound in full vellum gilt, it was undated but is most likely to have been an edition of 1913 or 1920.