DOYLE, Richard (author and illustrator). Jack The Giant Killer. London, Eyre & Spottiswoode. .
Small 4to. Original light grey pictorial cloth stamped in deep red and orange, bevelled boards, decorative floral endpapers; pp. [ii] 3-48, complete with the publisher's introduction slip tipped-in at the front, as issued; the text in printed calligraphy after the original manuscript; extravagantly designed and decorated throughout in fine, early colour, with exquisite pictorial text-borders and illustrations on every page; a bright and attractive copy with some light overall dust-soiling, surface abrasion to spine ends, and small rubbing to edges and corners, internally fine, crisp and uninscribed.
First edition, published posthumously. The original delightfully quirky manuscript was created by Richard Doyle when he was only eighteen years' old and here sees its first appearance in print.