The First of May, A Fairy Masque; Presented in a Series of 52 Designs. Walter Crane.

The First of May, A Fairy Masque; Presented in a Series of 52 Designs.

1881. London: Henry Sotheran & Co., 1881.

Oblong huge folio, images measure 9 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches on mounts measuring 17 x 24 inches. Some wear and darkening to the edges and margins of the mounts; foxing in the margins of some mounts, prints are clean and bright. Library blind-stamp in margins, titled and numbered on each verso. Original printed cover retained, sheets loose.

§ First Edition, no. 66 of 300 sets of India paper proofs signed by Walter Crane. Crane did his drawings, layout and lettering in pencil, and Goupil & Co. of Paris did the photo-engraving and printing. Dedicated to Charles Darwin. A scarce set complete and in decent condition; usually found cut down and rebound. Item #105870

Price: $1,150.00

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