Item #6490 [Bradley, Will- Association Copy of "My first book"] The Children. Alice Meynell.
[Bradley, Will- Association Copy of "My first book"] The Children
[Bradley, Will- Association Copy of "My first book"] The Children

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[Bradley, Will- Association Copy of "My first book"] The Children

London: John Lane; The Bodley Head; Printed by The Wayside Press, 1897.

First Edition. Small 8vo, 7 x 4 1/2 inches. Publisher's smooth light green woven cloth with superb petal cover design by Will Bradley, gilt lettering on cover and spine. ASSOCIATION COPY, inscribed by Will Bradley to George Tilton, proprietor of Towle Silver (noted longstanding silversmith in Newberry, Massachusetts, with whom Bradley had designed illustrated catalogues: "To my friend Geo P Tilton Esq. with regards of Will Bradley March 4 '97 My first book." Bradley is referring here to his newly formed and founded Wayside Press, which printed the book in 1896, (the colophon at end so designating). Rubricated title page designed by Bradley. Superb light green decorated endpapers by Will Bradley, as well as each poem's title page, initial letter and Wayside Press's dandelion leaf colophon design. T.E.G, others untrimmed. A fine copy, almost never seen for this Bodley Head title. Will Bradley presentation copies are seldom seen, and even more scarce with important associations.

Price: $2,250.00   Item #6490

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