The Knave of Hearts.New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925 Stock Code: 123572
First edition, first printing. This work is generally acknowledged to contain some of the best illustrations by American illustrator Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966). Parrish achieved "national popularity for his distinctively elegant style, detailed backgrounds and glowing colours. The subtle shade of blue seen in many of his pictures came to be known as 'Maxfield Parrish blue'" (Dalby, p. 42).
Quarto. Original black pebble-grain cloth, titles printed in black on illustrated paper label to front cover, illustrated endpapers. With the original cardboard box. Housed in a custom solander case.
Colour frontispiece with tissue guard, 9 full page colour illustrated plates, illustrations in the text, all by Maxfield Parrish.
A fine copy in the original box, with loss to one side.
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