Robertson, W. Graham
Title: Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh, and other pageants for a baby girl.
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First edition
Publisher: London John Lane The Bodley Head 1907
Illustrator: Walford Graham Robertson
Seller ID: 0001078
The 12 coloured wood engraving plates make this a truly desirable and attractive volume. Robertson was part of the talented group of artists and illustrators who flourished in London in the 1890's and he claimed to have been influenced by Crane and the Glasgow school [Houfe] - something that is clearly evident in the illustrations in this work. The work is essentially a poem, written as a play for a young one year old child. Note - Robertson is perhaps best known for his illustration that was used for the frontispiece for the first edition of Graham's Wind in the Willows. Blue / purple cloth covered boards with illustration and titling in black and yellow to both boards and backstrip. 265x210mm. 152pp plus 8pp publisher's catalogue at rear. Fading to boards and backstrip. Corners, top/tail backstrip bumped. Small edge section of ffep and first prelim is creased with a small nib of paper loss. Wonderful clean contents with tight binding.
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