MORTON, A.M. (author). Delfa BRUNIALTI (illustrator). Ferruccio PASQUI (designer). The Flower Fairy Princess And Other Tales. Printed by Corradino Mori of Florence. 1954.
8vo. Original publisher's half dark red calf-backed red cloth boards, decorative endpapers, flat spine lettered longitudinally with decorative gilt lettering, all edges rough; pp. [x], 11-76 + [vi], printed throughout on fine Italian Fabriano hand-made paper; with black-and-white illustrations and tailpieces throughout; a near fine copy with small rubbing to spine extremities and corner tips.
First edition, de luxe, signed by both author and artist: one of only 80 such copies. This volume was printed in a total limitation of 500 copies of which 20 "Specials" were printed on Kozu Japanese Paper, 80 (as here) on Italian hand-made paper, and the remainder on other fine quality stock. All were numbered. The work was designed by Ferruccio Pasqui and printed in Florence by Corradino Mori. The delicate line drawings, regrettably, are rather weakly produced on the heavy and rather resistant hand-made stock.