BOWEN, Marjorie. ~ The Seven Deadly Sins... illustrated in Mediaeval Manner by Phillys [sic] Vere Campbell. 1950.
Illustrated manuscript, small 4to (200 × 160 mm), ff. , 109, text in very neat manuscript in indian ink, the foliation including 21 full-page coloured illustrations in ink and watercolour, plus ink chapter headings and decorative flourishes. Contemporary black cloth. Ownership inscription and modern label of Cecil Humphery-Smith.
A rather extraordinary faithful manuscript copy of Bowen’s set of seven strange satirical tales originally published in the Pall Mall Magazine, December 1913-June 1914, complete with copies of the original illustrations by Bowen’s sister Phyllis Vere Campbell. The identity of the very accomplished copyist is provided only by the monogram on the title-page ‘FMSB’.
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