London: Hodder and Stoughton, . Limited Edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 197pp. Quarto [31 cm] Blue cloth over boards with lettering and pictorial stamping on the spine and front board. Recased. Japanese tissue applied to hinges. The front board is warped. With 12 tipped-in illustrations by Kay Nielsen. Printed tissue guards. Very good minus. Item #58973
Number 359 in an Edition de Luxe limited to 500 copies. Signed and numbered by the Danish-born American artist, Kay Nielsen, on the limitation page. Kay Nielsen (1886-1957) was one of the most significant illustrators during the early 20th century along with Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac. Nielsen's illustrations were influenced by oriental art, the style of Aubrey Beardsley, and the Art Nouveau movement.