George Sala’s Copy

Ireland Picturesque and Romantic.

London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1838.

Price: $250.00

About the item

With 19 engravings from drawings by D. M’Clise and T. Creswick. 1 vols. Small 4to. George Sala’s Copy. Three-quarter morocco, a.e.g. Spine faded, lightly rubbed. Very Good.

Item #56606

Thte title-page bears the signature and address of George Augustus Sala, with a note under the illustrations: “Interesting as marking the height of excellence to which the art of line engraving had attained, just before it was deposed by wood engraving and by lithography.” Sala, a mid-19th century journalist and artist, was published in Charles Dickens’s Household Words, and was a foreign correspondent for the Daily Telegraph.