SPIELMANN, M.H. and G.S. LAYARD.. Kate Greenaway.

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SPIELMANN, M.H. and G.S. LAYARD.. Kate Greenaway. London, Adam And Charles Black. 1905.

4to. Original white cloth gilt, bewelled edges, top edge gilt, others uncut, colourful pictorial endpapers; pp. [xx], 300; profusely illustrated with 54 tissue-guarded colour plates, black-and-white drawings, sketches throughout and photographic plates printed in half-tones; externally clean with a trace of light dusting, inner hinges strengthened, three plates with margianl repaired tears, very light foxing to a few tissue guards, oterwise a very good copy; gift inscription to Tessa Margaret Gurney,dated 1905, and her bookplate on verso of frontispiece..
First edition de luxe, limited to only 500 numbered copies, this being number 423, signed and authenticated by Kate Greenaway's brother John. Issued with an original pencil sketch by Kate Greenaway of a young woman, taken from one of the artist's sketch books, and inserted as a frontispiece to the book.
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