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Anthony Smith Books
With an original sketch by Kate Greenaway
Spielmann, M. H. & Layard, G. S.
Kate Greenaway, London. Adam and Charles Black 1905
First edition. Edition de Luxe. #344 of 500 copies signed by the artist’s brother John Greenaway on the limitation page and on an original sketch by Kate Greenaway mounted before the half-title. Ivory buckram ruled and decorated in blind, with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. Silk marker ribbon. The endpapers are a miniature facsimile of a nursery wallpaper designed by the artist. Colour frontispiece and 53 colour plates with tissue guards. Many black and white illustrations and 34 half-tone plates. Corners very slightly bumped. Bookplate on front pastedown. Small professional repair to the front free endpaper, probably after another bookplate was removed.
The original sketch shows two girls (or two views of the same girl), in bonnet and shawl, looking off to the right. A very nice copy.