by Ransome, Arthur, Mackenzie, Thomas (Illustrator).
Folio. London: Nisbet & Co., . Folio, 128 pp. With a color frontispiece, 11 color plates tipped-in as issued, captioned tissue guards, decorative black and white title page, decorative designs bordering the letterpress, numerous designs throughout. White buckram with gilt design on front cover and back strip, gilt top, tiny stain at bottom left corner of upper cover, a very good copy. Signed limited edition, number 232 of 250 numbered copies signed by the artist. "Publication was delayed by the war - Ransome complained on 15 February 1915 that Mackenzie has 'suddenly gone off to Serbia' - and by Ransome's own absence from England" (Hammond). A wonderfully lavish Christmas gift book, and the finest work of the illustrator Thomas Mackenzie (1887-1944). Hammond, Ransome, A19a. (Inventory #: 109886)
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