PRESENTATION COPY FROM H.M. to C.E. BROCK.
BROCK, H.M. (illustrator). Compton MACKENZIE (author). The Book of Nursery Tales. London; Frederick Warne And Co. Ltd. .
8vo. Original dark green cloth decorated and lettered in black to spine and upper board, top edges olivine, pictorial green endpapers; pp. [v], vi-xx + 268; with 8 coloured plates and black-and-white illustrations throughout, in profusion; generally a pleasing copy with overall rubbing, some fading to spine (more pronounced at head and heel), and an area of pale marking to top edge of lower board (20mm across); internally very good indeed bar some thumbing to bottom margin of one plate.
First edition. An important presentation copy, inscribed and dated (Sept. 1934) in ink by the illustrator Henry Matthew Brock to his equally well-known brother, the illustrator Charles Edmund Brock, on publication.