PARRISH, Maxfield (illustrator). Louise SAUNDERS (author). The Knave of Hearts. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons. 1925.
Large 4to. Original black pebble-grained cloth with full-size pictorial plate to upper board, beautiful double-spread pictorial endpapers; pp. [xiv], 9-46 + [i], printed on stiff coated paper; with a coloured title-page and 22 fine, and stunning, coloured plates of which 14 are full-page; a very attractive, and sound, copy; externally lightly dusted and rubbed with small abrasions to edges, and lower forecorner, of onlaid cover plate, with light and spidery scratches to lower board, internally very good and clean with light foxing, and marking, confined to half-title (which is also lightly creased to bottom forecorner) and rear endpapers, but otherwise extremely fresh with the printed ownership panel to prelim leaf left uncompleted.
First edition of this iconic Parrish title, which is generally acknowledged to be one of the finest American picture books of the twentieth century.