(GRAY, Millicent Etheldreda.) QUILLER-COUCH, Mabel & Lilian.
A Book of Children’s Verse.
Illustrated in Colour by M. Etheldreda Gray.
First and limited edition, number 37 of 100 numbered copies signed by the illustrator. Millicent Etheldreda Gray (1873-1957) is little known but her charming work here is full of atmosphere; she also illustrated an edition of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women.
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Quarto. Original full vellum over bevelled boards, spine and front cover lettered and decorated in gilt, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Decorative title page designed by W. G. Easton, colour frontispiece and 19 colour plates by M. Etheldreda Gray (with captioned tissue guards) tipped-in on Japanese vellum sheets printed with a gold border. A few light blue marks on back cover, covers just slightly dished. An excellent copy.