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THE MONSIGNOR FRANCIS J. WEBER COLLECTION OF BERNHARDT WALL

A.1.3. Love among the ruins

BROWNING, Robert. Love Among the Ruins. New York, 1922. 18 etchings. Various colored inks. 13 x 10.5 cm. (5 x 4 inches), wove paper, tissue guards. Hand-bound in three-quarter leather over brown cloth, spines gilt with raised bands (small inkstamp of Scroll Club, New York on upper left corner of verso of front free endpaper). One of a set of three of Wall's early etched books, uniformly bound and preserved in a brown cloth slipcase (see items 23(1) and 23(2) herein). Wall's manuscript note on preliminary leaf: "The 3d etcht book Bernhardt Wall 1953." Presentation copy with Wall's calligraphic note in red and black ink: "To DR. MARTIN BURGE WE PRESENT THIS BOOKLET. Barney."

     Limited edition ("Personal" copy of 250 signed copies). Weber, p. 32: "This poem by Robert J. Browning (1812-1889), written in 1855, is dedicated 'to the New York Browning Society.' There is a foreword by Merle St. Croix Wright." According to Wall's own Walliana list (September 1938), this was most likely his second published etched book, excluding the privately issued World War Etchings. The three graceful aquatint illustrations uniquely compliment the mood of the poem. 70000023(3)

Plate list:

COPY NO...LOVE AMONG THE RUINS. EDITION—250 COPIES [limitation leaf]. Green. 4.5 x 6.5 cm.

LOVE AMONG THE RUINS ROBERT BROWNING... [illustrated title]. Sienna. 9 x 5 cm.

ROBERT BROWNING | Wall 1922 [bust portrait]. Brown. 10 x 7.5 cm.

TO THE NEW YORK BROWNING SOCIETY [illustrated dedication leaf]. Lilac. 4.5 x 6.5 cm.

FOREWORD. Like the paintings of the period, Browning's poem... [text]. Ochre. 10 x 7.5 cm.

the play doffs mask and buskin... [text]. Ochre. 10 x 7.5 cm.

LOVE AMONG THE RUINS. 1855. I Where the quiet-colored end of evening smiles... | Wall 1922 [illustrated text]. Ochre. 10 x 7.5 cm.

[Sheep on a moor] [illustration]. Dark forest green. 10 x 7.5 cm.

2 Now—the country does not even boast a tree... [illustrated text]. Ochre. 10 x 7.5 cm.

3 And such plenty and perfection... [illustrated text]. Ochre. 10 x 7.5 cm.

4 Now—the single little turret that remains on the plains... [illustrated text]. Ochre. 10 x 7.5 cm.

[Tower in ruins] | Wall 1922 [illustration]. Two-tone ink. Green ground, sienna sky. 10 x 7.5 cm.

5 And I know while thus the quiet-colored eve smiles to leave... [illustrated text]. Ochre. 10 x 7.5 cm.

6 But he looked upon the city, every side... [illustrated text]. Ochre. 10 x 7.5 cm.

[City on a hill] [illustration]. Two-tone ink. Dark sienna ground, ochre sky. 10 x 7.5 cm.

Browning was living in Rome...B.W. [text]. Olive green. 9 x 5 cm.

BERNHARDT WALL. ETCHER [printer's illustrated device]. Ochre. 8 x 5.5 cm.


BROWNING, Robert. Love Among the Ruins. New York, 1922. 17 etchings (plus cover label). Brown, ochre, and green inks. 27 x 20.5 cm. (10-3/4 x 8 inches), heavy wove paper, tissue guards. Original hand-bound brown cloth over brown mottled paper-covered boards, etched label on upper cover. Preliminary leaf with Wall's pencil note: "Etched Printed Bound by Bernhardt Wall."

     Limited edition (#8 of 250 signed copies). Another copy of the preceding on large paper. 70000076

Plate list:

LOVE AMONG THE RUINS... [illustrated cover label]. Umber. 9 x 5 cm.

COPY NO...LOVE AMONG THE RUINS. EDITION—250 COPIES [limitation leaf]. Green. Signed. 4.5 x 6.5 cm.

LOVE AMONG THE RUINS ROBERT BROWNING... [illustrated title]. Sienna. 9 x 5 cm.

ROBERT BROWNING | Wall 1922 [bust portrait]. Umber. 10 x 7.5 cm.

TO THE NEW YORK BROWNING SOCIETY [illustrated dedication leaf]. Brown. 4.5 x 6.5 cm.

FOREWORD. Like the paintings of the period, Browning's poem... [text]. Ochre. 10 x 7.5 cm.

the play doffs mask and buskin... [text]. Ochre. 10 x 7.5 cm.

LOVE AMONG THE RUINS. 1855. I Where the quiet-colored end of evening smiles... | Wall 1922 [illustrated text]. Ochre. 10 x 7.5 cm.

[Sheep on a moor] [illustration]. Dark brown. 10 x 7.5 cm.

2 Now—the country does not even boast a tree... [illustrated text]. Ochre. 10 x 7.5 cm.

3 And such plenty and perfection... [illustrated text]. Ochre. 10 x 7.5 cm.

[Tower in ruins] | Wall 1922 [illustration]. Burnt sienna. 10 x 7.5 cm.

4 Now—the single little turret that remains on the plains... [illustrated text]. Ochre. 10 x 7.5 cm.

5 And I know while thus the quiet-colored eve smiles to leave... [illustrated text]. Ochre. 10 x 7.5 cm.

[City on a hill] [illustration]. Two-tone ink. Burnt sienna ground, ochre sky. 10 x 7.5 cm.

6 But he looked upon the city, every side... [illustrated text]. Ochre. 10 x 7.5 cm.

7 In one year they sent a million fighters forth... [illustrated text]. Ochre. 10 x 7.5 cm.

Browning was living in Rome...B.W. [text]. Olive green. 9 x 5 cm.

BERNHARDT WALL ETCHER [printer's illustrated device]. Forest green. 8 x 5.5 cm.


BROWNING, Robert. Love among the Ruins. New York, 1922. 17 etchings (plus cover etching). Green and brown inks. 15 x 11 cm. (6 x 4-1/4 inches), wove paper. Original hand-bound olive cloth over grey mottled paper-covered boards, etching on upper cover. Wall's penciled note on front free endpaper: "Etcher's Copy Series #5 Bernhardt Wall."

     Limited edition (#5 in the Etcher's Copy Series, signed by Wall). Wall issued at least nine of his early works (1922-24) in this special, limited series. 70000015

Plate list:

LOVE AMONG THE RUINS... [illustrated cover etching]. Brown. 6 x 3 cm.

LOVE AMONG THE RUINS ROBERT BROWNING... [illustrated title]. Sienna. 9 x 5 cm.

ROBERT BROWNING | Wall 1922 [bust portrait]. Brown. 10 x 7.5 cm.

TO THE NEW YORK BROWNING SOCIETY [illustrated dedication leaf]. Lilac. 4.5 x 6.5 cm.

FOREWORD. Like the paintings of the period, Browning's poem... [text]. Olive. 10 x 7.5 cm.

the play doffs mask and buskin... [text]. Olive. 10 x 7.5 cm.

LOVE AMONG THE RUINS. 1855. I Where the quiet-colored end of evening smiles... | Wall 1922 [illustrated text]. Olive green. 10 x 7.5 cm.

[Sheep on a moor] [illustration]. Dark olive green. 10 x 7.5 cm.

2 Now—the country does not even boast a tree... [illustrated text]. Olive. 10 x 7.5 cm.

3 And such plenty and perfection... [illustrated text]. Olive. 10 x 7.5 cm.

[Tower in ruins] [illustration]. Greenish black. 10 x 7.5 cm.

4 Now—the single little turret that remains on the plains... [illustrated text]. Olive. 10 x 7.5 cm.

5 And I know while thus the quiet-colored eve smiles to leave... [illustrated text]. Olive. 10 x 7.5 cm.

[City on a hill] [illustration]. Burnt sienna. 10 x 7.5 cm.

6 But he looked upon the city, every side... [illustrated text]. Olive. 10 x 7.5 cm.

7 In one year they sent a million fighters forth... [illustrated text]. Olive. 10 x 7.5 cm.

Browning was living in Rome...B.W. [text]. Brown. 9 x 5 cm.

BERNHARDT WALL ETCHER [printer's illustrated device]. Umber. 6 x 3.5 cm.


BROWNING, Robert. Love Among the Ruins. New York: Wall, 1922. 18 etchings. Various colored inks. 13.5 x 16 cm. (6-1/2 x 5-3/8 inches), heavy wove paper. Side sewn preparatory to binding, but unbound.

     Limited edition (250 copies, unnumbered). 70001667

Plate list:

COPY NO...LOVE AMONG THE RUINS. EDITION—250 COPIES [limitation leaf]. Olive green. 4.5 x 6.5 cm.

LOVE AMONG THE RUINS ROBERT BROWNING... [illustrated title]. Black. 8 x 5 cm.

ROBERT BROWNING | Wall 1922 [bust portrait]. Brown. 10 x 7.5 cm.

TO THE NEW YORK BROWNING SOCIETY [illustrated dedication leaf]. Slate blue. 4 x 6.5 cm.

FOREWORD. Like the paintings of the period, Browning's poem... [text]. Gray. 10 x 7.5 cm.

the play doffs mask and buskin... [text]. Gray. 10 x 7.5 cm.

LOVE AMONG THE RUINS. 1855. I Where the quiet-colored end of evening smiles... | Wall 1922 [illustrated text]. Red. 10 x 7.5 cm.

[Sheep on a moor] [illustration]. Dark olive green. 10 x 7.5 cm.

2 Now—the country does not even boast a tree... [illustrated text]. Red. 10 x 7.5 cm.

3 And such plenty and perfection... [illustrated text]. Red. 10 x 7.5 cm.

[Tower in ruins] | Wall 1922 [illustration]. Brown. 10 x 7.5 cm.

4 Now—the single little turret that remains on the plains... [illustrated text]. Red. 10 x 7.5 cm.

5 And I know while thus the quiet-colored eve smiles to leave... [illustrated text]. Red. 10 x 7.5 cm.

[City on a hill] [illustration]. Brown. 10 x 7.5 cm.

6 But he looked upon the city, every side... [illustrated text]. Red. 10 x 7.5 cm.

7 In one year they sent a million fighters forth... [illustrated text]. Red. 10 x 7.5 cm.

Browning was living in Rome...B.W. [text]. Green. 9 x 5 cm.

BERNHARDT WALL. ETCHER [printer's illustrated device]. Sienna. 8 x 5.5 cm.

 

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