WALTON, Cecile (illustrator). Dorothy Una RATCLIFFE (poet). Nightlights.
WALTON, Cecile (illustrator). Dorothy Una RATCLIFFE (poet). Nightlights.
WALTON, Cecile (illustrator). Dorothy Una RATCLIFFE (poet). Nightlights.

WALTON, Cecile (illustrator). Dorothy Una RATCLIFFE (poet). Nightlights.

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WALTON, Cecile (illustrator). Dorothy Una RATCLIFFE (poet). Nightlights. London, John Lane, The Bodley Head Ltd. 1929.

8vo. Original white cloth prettily blocked in gilt with a vignette of a young pipe-playing girl against a seme of shooting stars, top edges gilt, others uncut; pp. viii, [ix-x], 11-99, printed on fine laid paper; strikingly illustrated in dense black, and line, to almost every page; externally clean and sharp save a very pale semi-circular mark to upper cover, internally near fine, and uninscribed.
First edition de luxe of this collection of children's verse, limited to only 100 numbered copies signed by the author; this an out-of-series presentation copy inscribed by Ratcliffe in ink to Betty Blair. Cecile Walton was a Scottish painter and illustrator. She and her husband Eric Harald Macbeth Robertson were leading lights in the Scottish chapter of the Symbolist movement.

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