Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1893.
First edition. Original full vellum boards with superb impressed design on covers and spine. The rare Deluxe Edition, #14 of 250 Copies, Printed on Japan Vellum. In the original green heavy cloth backed paper dust wrapper with superb gilt stamped lettering in a gilt streamer, held in beak of a stork, on front cover. Spine gilt lettering. The book is quite a bit larger (and wider) than the trade edition, hence the large border space surrounding space. Exquisite tissue guarded, mounted color plates throughout, brown head and tailpieces, illustrated title page, all by Walter Crane. A wonderful production, both wrapper and book are fine. A very rare fine indeed.
Price: $2,250.00 Item #4550