Philadelphia: David McKay, Publisher, 1919. Jessie Willcox Smith. First edition with illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith. Hardcover. 342pp. Small quarto [24.5 cm] Beige cloth covered boards with gilt and blue ink stamped titles and decorative borders on the spine and front cover, and an illustrated paper label mounted to the front cover. Top edge gilt. Illustrated endsheets. The extremities are gently bumped, and the cloth at the spine ends is lightly frayed. The hinges are a bit soft. There is a contemporary gift inscription on the half title page. The text block is just barely starting to crack in a couple places. Nudelman A53. Very good. Item #62543
With 8 full-color plates by Jessie Willcox Smith. Jessie Willcox Smith was an illustrator from the United States famous for her work in magazines such as Ladies Home Journal and for her illustrations for children's books.