New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. First Edition. Hardcover. Folio. Very good- condition. Item #018253
[vi], 47 pages, followed by [iii] blank and illustrated endpaper. Original hardcover binding is moderately rubbed at the extremities, with minor scuffing and shelfwear, and a large illustrated area lacking from the front cover illustration; protected in custom-fitted archival mylar. Several pages loose or loosened, with minor wear and soiling to edges. One plate with minor creasing (page 19; reverse is blank) and one plate with minor offprinting (page 39). Minor soiling to several page edges, and minor soiling scattered here and there. The inner front hinge is slightly weakened, with a tiny tape repair. Minor paper defects are present and numerous but not distracting from this masterpiece of illustration and printing. Complete with 15 full page illustrations and 8 partial page illustrations, plus the tail-piece, front and rear endpapers, and front cover illustration. The frontisportrait and the facing "This is the book of" illustration are protected by the original tissue guard. There are no previous owner's names or markings. First Edition with matching dates of 1925 on the title and copyright pages as well as the Scribner Seal at the bottom of the copyright page.