MAKEIG-JONES, M. (illustrator). Some Glimpses of Fairyland. Etruria, Stoke-On-Trent; Josiah Wedgwood And Sons Ltd. 1921.
12mo., 217 x 125mm, original grey card covers panelled and decorated in both Wedgwood, and navy, blue, with original orange cord tie, pictorially printed inner covers; pp. 48; with decorative title-page, striking border designs throughout, full-page plates and vignettes, and a series of illustrations in bold black and white, with classic late Art Nouveau styling, alongside 10 exquisitely gilded, and richly coloured chromolithographed plates; a lovely copy with nicking to spine fold at ends, fading to cord, 2 short corner creases, and 4 small green dots to text; rare.
First edition. This is the original sales catalogue for Wedgwood's rare, and enthusiastically collected, Fairyland lustreware collection which was inspired by fairy tales discussed in Chamberlain's Guide to the Japanese Prints in the British Museum; Hadland Davis' Myths and Legends of Japan, and Keighley's Fairy Mythology, and Squires' Mythology of the British Islands. Each of the featured pieces is accompanied by the fairy story which inspired it. Only one copy listed on Copac (BL); 4 more on WorldCat (Frick Museum; The Henry Ford Library; National Gallery, Victoria; State Library of New South Wales). No examples of the original edition on the market at the time of cataloguing, only the 1970s' facsimile reprint.