The LUCILE Project - Siegle, Hill & Co. edition of LUCILE

PUBLISHER: Siegle, Hill & Co., London, England, 1890s?-1920s?

ABOUT: This firm seems to have issued miniature and other novelty items in venues something like contemporary Hallmark Card shops. It may not have actually produced all or many of the items it sold under its impritnt.

LUCILE’s ISSUED BY Siegle, Hill & Co.:

Only one description of a Lucile by this firm has turned up. This carries the binding of the 1909 Sesame Edition offered by the H. M. Caldwell Co. and is described as:

Siegle, Hill and Co. Extremely unusual edition on Bulwer Lytton's pseudonymous verse drama. In brown suede with gilt lettering and decoration and a window cut into it in which is a metallic bas relief model of a reclining woman in classical dress. The interior is extremely bright and unmarked and contains a dedication to the author's father. Undated but the publishers were only active between the turn of the century and about 1920. Soft Cover. Very Good. 16mo - over 5 3/4" - 6 3/4" tall.

In 2010, the copy pictured here was on offer from Zarak Books (Norwich, United Kingdom): []. Apparently it remains on offer in 2017 but you will need to search the bookseller's inventory to locate it.


Last revised: 24 July 2017