Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1895.
First edition. Thick quarto. Original thick full vellum covers with bold gilt designs on cover and spine. In original brown parchment dust wrapper with gilt decorated spine. One of 25 Copies printed on Japan Vellum with two original watercolor drawings by Garrett. Written by Garrett on leaf facing half-title (where the first watercolor appears): "Of the twenty-five copies with a watercolor, this is number five- Edmund H. Garrett, Nov. 1, 1895." Watercolor on half-tiel with Garrett's penciled monogram and the title: "Asters." The other watercolor appears full-page on the following blank leaf, a delightful view of (holograph by Garrett): "Bridge over the Avon at Pershore," and with his monogram. TEG, others uncut. Edmund Garrett (1853-1929) was an American illustrator, bookplate-maker and author, as well as a highly repsected painter, renowned for his illustrations of the legends of King Arthur. The book is filled with exquisite full-page sepia plates in various colors, as well as line drawings throughout, all by Garrett. A truly prodigious production. A stunning copy, fine.
Price: $2,500.00 Item #4374