Illustrator Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac, E.J. Detmold, C.E. Brock, W. Russell Flint, Edmund J. Sullivan, Claude A. Shepperson, Norman Wilkinson, J. Byan Shaw, H.R. Millar, Steven Spurrier, et al.
Seller ID 30095
140 pp, 9 7/8" H. No date, but c1914. Cream cloth with dark green lettering/decoration on spine, dark green lettering/decoration and blindstamped decoration on front board. Princess Mary's monogram on endpapers. 14 tipped-in colour plates (collated), including frontispiece of Princess Mary, all mounted on medium brown stock. Princess Mary's portrait has a brown/gold border, while the other plates have dark brown banding, except the Dulac plate with incorporates its own border. Many b&w drawings. A collection of short stories and poems, published for the benefit of the Queen's "Work for Women" Fund. Contents: A Holiday in Bed, by J.M. Barrie; The Spy, by G.A. Birmingham; Charlie the Cox, by Hall Caine; Canada's Word, by Ralph Connor; The Ant-Lion, by J.H. Fabre; An Angel of God, by Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler; A Model Soldier, by Charles Garvice; The Land of Let'spretend, by Lady Sybil Grant; Magepa the Buck, by H. Rider Haggard; True Spartan Hearts, by Beatrice Harraden; Big Steamers, by Rudyard Kipling; A True Camp Story, by The Bishop of London; The Ebony Box, by A.E.W. Mason; A Spell for a Fairy, by Alfred Noyes; Out of the Jaws of Death: A Pimpernel Story, by Baroness Orczy; What Can a Little Chap Do?, by John Oxenham; Altogether Different, by W. Pett Ridge; The Escape, by Annie S. Swan; Fleur-de-Lis, by Kate Douglas Wiggin. The plates are clean, bright and without damage except for 2 tiny areas of surface loss at the bottom edge of "Charlie the Cox". Small light creases at top corners of first two pages, light toning to page margins, very light brownin on free endpapers, light browning to edges of text block, book cloth bright and clean. Dust jacket has light browning on panels, several small edge chips, several edge tears - archvally taped except two have an old tape repair, light wrinkling at top/bottom edges, protected in a mylar sleeve, several tiny brown stains on rear hinge area.