The First of May, A Fairy Masque; Presented in a Series of 52 Designs.
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 Id: 105870)