First trade edition, 1913 (undated). 24 tipped-in full-colour illustrations by Kay Nielsen (including frontispiece). Hardback. pp. xii, 164. (282mm x 223mm approx). Cloth binding to spine with gilt. Grey boards with darker grey illustrations and red titles to upper board. Top edge gilt. Decorated endpapersThe colour plates are mounted on grey card and set in a printed framing device. Each plate has a captioned tissue guard. No jacket. loosely inserted printed sheet with details of an exhibition of Kay Nielsen’s Water Colour Drawings for “In Powder and Crinoline” and other subjects to be held at Messrs. Ernest Brown and Phillips at The Leicester Galleries, Leicester Square, London from November 22nd until Christmas, 1913.
Book in good condition. Cloth binding rubbed and wear to edges with some fraying at hinge. Boards generally rubbed and soiled, wear to edges and corners. Some slight cracking at gutter but the text block is sound with all pages secure. Neat gift inscription to fly leaf dated Christmas 1913. Small blue stain (ink?) to p44 and the margin of the colour plate facing. Small closed tear to upper edge of p144 (approx 6mm). Light creasing to several tissue guards (those opposite p44, p52, p114,p132). The tissue guard facing p52 is loose at lower edge and the one facing p132 has a very small nick to its lower edge. Occasional small/light soil mark and some light sporadic spotting. Plates all clean and bright. Overall a very nice copy.
Author Quiller-Couch, Sir Arthur
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Illustrator Kay Nielsen
Condition Good condition
Pages xii, 164