SPIELMANN, M.H. G.S. LAYARD. Kate Greenaway. Adam & Charles Black, 1913.
8vo., blue boards printed in light blue, green and orange, rebacked with the original spine, which is lettered in gilt and printed in the same colour scheme; 52 colour-plate illustrations by Kate Greenaway, captioned on the tissue guards, 34 illustrations in black and white from photographs and line drawings and 56 thumbnails and other sketches throughout the text,  pp publishers advertisements at the end of the volume; the boards are quite heavily faded at the edges and the colour is completely worn off the rebacked spine, otherwise a very good internally bright copy; provenance: ex-library of the children's library pioneer Eileen Colwell with her ownership inscription in green ink on the ffep.
‘A & C Black’s Twenty Shilling series of colour plate books, published from 1901 onwards, brought the world into the home at a time when travel, especially overseas, was much more difficult than it is today. For the first time books containing large numbers of colour plates – up to 100 per volume – were made available to the public at an affordable price.’ (Inman)