ELFIN SONG. A Book of Verse and Pictures.

Later issue of the 1912 first edition. Publisher's original paper covered boards, colour illustration onlay to the upper board, light brown cloth spine, titles and decoration in dark brown, in dustwrapper. Illustrated with 12 colour plates tipped onto grey laid paper, each with a captioned tissue guard, 12 full page black and white plates, and line drawings throughout the text by Florence Harrison. A superb near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the boards clean and fresh showing just minor rubbing at the extremities. The contents, with mild spotting to the prelims and page edges are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's marks. All twelve of the tipped in colour plates and tissue guards are in fine condition and without creasing. Complete with the very good rubbed and lightly creased original dustwrapper that has a has several closed tears (all without loss) to the fold corners, the bottom edge of the lower panel and across the lower spine. A lovely example of Florence Harrison's beautifully illustrated volume of fairy poetry.

Seemingly a later issue of the 1912 first edition, incorporating the sheets and illustrations of the first printing in a variant binding of quarter cloth and boards. The title page in this instance is without the date in roman numerals overprinted at the bottom of the title page requisite of the British first printing. The rare dustwrapper, we believe to be identical on both issues.

Stock code: 22576


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