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Edward Julius Detmold (1883 - 1957)

Lot 224: Maurice and Edward Detmold ILLUSTRATIONS TO RUDYARD KIPLING'S JUNGLE BOOK. 1903

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December 9, 2020
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KIPLING, Rudyard (1865-1936) – DETMOLD, Charles Maurice (1883-1907) and Edward Julius DETMOLD (1883-1957). Sixteen Illustrations to Rudyard Kipling's 'Jungle Book'. London: Macmillan, 1903. Famous large-scale illustrations for Kipling that ensured the Detmold twins' commercial artistic success. Maurice and Edward Detmold's precocious talent led to their exhibiting watercolours at the Royal Academy and the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours at the age of 13, where they were spotted by Edward Burne-Jones. Subsequently they mastered various techniques with watercolours, etchings and drawings, and turned these to effective use in book illustration. It was this publication for Macmillan that established the high demand for their work. Large folio (545 x 395mm). Bifolium text leaf with title and list of illustrations, 16 mounted coloured plates, each plate with an accompanying caption leaf, tissue guards, all loose, as published (title very faintly spotted, some light scattered spotting to caption leaves). Publisher's gilt-stamped pictorial green cloth folder (extremities fractionally rubbed and soiled).

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