ONE OF ONLY 325 COPIES, SIGNED
de la MARE, Walter (author). Dorothy LATHROP (illustrator). Down-Adown-Derry. London, Constable & Co. Ltd. 1922.
4to. Original ivory parchment boards lettered in gilt, with gilt vignette to upper cover featuring a faun and a salamander, top edges gilt, others uncut; pp. [viii] + 193; illustrated with 2 coloured plates and numerous striking black-and-white designs featuring fairies; a remarkably fresh copy of this vulnerable book with mild toning to spine, some minor overall dusting and faint marking, light speckling to lower cover, and one narrow blister to the fore-edge of the same where the parchment has bubbled slightly from the board; internally crisp and immaculate; scarce, especially in this superior condition.
First edition de luxe, limited to only 325 numbered copies, signed by Walter de la Mare. Printed throughout on fine hand-made paper. A glorious volume of fairy verse.