Private Press, Illustrated Books and Modern First Editions - Wednesday 30th January 2019
This sale was held on Wednesday 30th January 2019 at 10:30am
Craig (Edward Gordon) Book of Penny Toys, number 136 of 550 copies [actually about 250], title with
woodcut illustration and partly hand-coloured, 20 hand-coloured woodcut plates by the author, woodcut illustrations, many hand-coloured, with the rare prospectus including 2 hand-coloured woodcuts (one full-page) tipped in, Pickford Waller's copy with his bookplate designed by Austin Osman Spare on front pastedown, some light foxing but generally a very clean bright copy, original buckram-backed hand-coloured pictorial boards, uncut, paper label on spine, very slightly rubbed, 4to, 1899.
? The author's rare first book, printed privately in 1899 in 550 copies (500 for sale). Craig burnt half the edition when he realised that hand-colouring all 550 copies would be too laborious.
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