Introduction by Alice Meynell.London, Blackie and Son Ltd, 1910 Stock Code: 119894
NotesFirst trade edition, first impression, beautifully illustrated in art nouveau style by Harrison. Florence Harrison (1877-1955) was an Australian-born artist known for her rich, art nouveau style. "Harrison brought to this volume some of her most recognisable and oft-reproduced illustrations, ethereal and evocative by turn" (Howe). A well-respected artist, she also illustrated books by William Morris and Alfred Tennyson.
Quarto (249 x 190 mm). Bound for Asprey in recent light blue crushed morocco, twin red morocco labels to spine lettered in gilt, raised bands, gilt rules to covers and turn-ins, edges gilt, marbled endpapers.
With 36 full page colour plates with captioned tissue-guards and 34 black and white illustrations to text.
A fine copy.
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