London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1923. Vellum and boards. Plates. Vellum naturally darkened, trace of foxing at fore-edge, slight darkening at edges, but a very good copy (however, see below). First illustrated edition of the author's first and most popular book, illustrated by Estella Canziani. One of 310 numbered copies, specially printed on handmade paper, and signed by the author. This copy has been extra-illustrated by a previous owner via the insertion of eleven or so disparate 19th century works of varying sizes, including seven original watercolors, an etching, a couple of color lithographs, a mezzotint, etc. The watercolors are somewhat accomplished likely amateur works, but unsigned and clearly by differing hands, and include florals, a landscape, and portraits of a child and of an adolescent woman. The etching is of a group of children, and the others are florals or portraits. A curious 20th century manifestation of a compulsion from earlier times. (Inventory #: WRCLIT75939)
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