SOLD - Edinburgh Revisited - James Bone, Hanslip Fletcher (Illustrator) 1911 - Sidgwick & Jackson, London - Number 17 of 35 copies ‘A remarkable book. . . . We know of no book which gives in so few words as this so satisfying, so complete, and so graceful a picture of Edinburgh. If you want to understand the heart of Edinburgh, you can read it here better than in a hundred guide books.’ – The Spectator

A lovely copy of this large, illustrated work on Edinburgh, with text by Bone based on his impressions and opinions of the city during a visit in 1910, and beautifully accompanied by Fletcher’s seventy-five drawings, including 16 tipped-in collotype plates and a lovely frontispiece etching depicting Edinburgh from Salisbury Craig. This copy also features an additional hand-signed etching by Fletcher, the same as frontispiece, bound in at the front.
  Originally from Glasgow, James Bone (1872-1962) worked in a shipping office before joining his father as a journalist on the North British Daily Mail. At the end of 1901 he moved to London to begin a distinguished career with the Manchester Guardian, becoming its London editor from 1912 to 1945. His publications included Edinburgh Revisited and The London Perambulator. He was made a Companion of Honour in 1947

Born in Islington in 1874, Hanslip Fletcher was a renowned commercial artist and illustrator. He studied in Paris, and in the closing years of the 19
th century began to draw regularly for the Pall Mall Magazine. His wonderful studies of Oxford and Cambridge, and later of Rome, Paris and Edinburgh from the 1920s are remembered for their delicacy of details, sureness of line, and his characteristic foreground flourishes. He died in 1955.

Provenance: David Fyfe Anderson (1904-88), Scottish surgeon, with his name dated 27
th February 1964, to front free endpaper.

References: Beavan, ‘James Bone’
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 2004. Brown, ‘James Bone: Journalist’ The Observer 1962. Wallis, Journal of the Royal Society of the Arts Volume 93 No. 4701, 1945.
pp. [2] viii [4] 263 [1]
  Bound in full vellum, gilt titles and decorative stamp to front and spine, top edge gilt, with brown ribbon marker sewn in.   Condition: Near fine, occasional light markings to boards, foxing to endpapers.   Ref: 107043   Price: HK$ 0