The Cricket on the Hearth. A Tale of Home.
London: J. M. Dent & Co., 1905. 8vo., viii, -171, 9 color lithographs including frontis and vignette title-page, and 9 b&w textual illustrations. Original cream cloth decorated in blue and gilt with holly and cherubim, top edge gilt, fore-edge and tail untrimmed. Cover has faded slightly, but that only seems to add to the whimsical beauty of this lovely edition. Contemporary ink signatures and initials to first two leaves. First edition thus, with illustrations by C. E. Brock.
(Item Id: 108412)