WILDSMITH, Brian (illustrator). Maurice MAETERLINCK (author). Maurice Maeterlinck's Blue Bird. Oxford; Oxford University Press. 1976.
4to. Original white pictorial boards, illustrated to both covers, pictorial endpapers, preserved in repeat pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 37; illustrated in lively colour throughout, largely with double-page plates; a fine and exceptional copy protected by an equally fine, price-clipped dustwrapper.
First Wildsmith edition, signed in black ink by the illustrator to upper pastedown endpaper. Maeterlinck's popular fairy play is adapted here in story form. Wildsmith was the set designer for a contemporary international film of the work and extends his collaboration here, providing a suite of images for the text.