MILLAIS, John Guille (1865-1931)
Wild Life in Africa
Horsham: Privately Printed for the Artist, 1928. Oblong folio. Letterpress title in red and black. 20 collotype plates by E. P. Copnell after paintings by Millais (9 hand colored). With an Autograph Letter Signed by Millais tipped to the front endpaper. Minor curling at the edges as usual.
Contemporary red cloth, upper cover lettered in gilt. Small stain on upper cover.
One of 30 copies.
In producing this work, Millais achieved his wish to offer his subscribers, "some of the romantic scenes ... a record of Nature unspoiled, so that other Travellers and Naturalists, like myself, may have something to look at in days to come, when all the 'old' Africa, with its romance and wonderful mammalian life has disappeared forever, except in such Game Reserves as man may make in the future." The images are reproductions of Millais's original drawings made on the spot during several expeditions to Africa. Without the limitation slip or list of plates loosely inserted in some copies.
OCLC 48788134 (Smithsonian, AMNH, Durham).