New York: Forest and Stream Pub. Co., 1895.
First edition. Narrow 8vo, measuring 7 x 3 3/4 inches. One of the scarcest, and arguably one of the most alluring and vividly interpretive cover designs by Will Bradley, with a distinctively Nouveau and highly stylized gilt stamped design on both covers. The front cover shows the profile of a woman with long flowing hair playing a harp, with stylized trees on long trunks highlighted in the negative space behind her, consisting of gilt blocking (with reverse stippling), and on the rear cover, a delightfully playful mouse hovers over several bars of musical notation. The front cover was used in the following year in Bradley: His Book, vol. 1, no. 2, June, 1896. There is also one tailpiece in the text (among many other line drawings) by Will Bradley, depicting a mouse sitting atop a harp playing with his hands. A fine copy of a vanishingly scarce Bradley cover, and an entirely evocative design.
Price: $1,500.00 Item #4517