Three Beautiful Illustrated Books including W. E. Henley [editor]. A London Garland. London and New York: Macmillan and Company, 1895. First edition. Quarto. 203 pages. Profusely illustrated with works by Arthur Rackham, Aubrey Beardsley, Walter Crane, Joseph Pennell, et al. Red leather binding with ornate decoration and titles in gilt. Matching gilt stamped leather pastedowns. Six compartments between five raised bands on the spine. Light scuffing at the edges of the boards. All edges gilt. Moiré front and terminal free endpapers. About fine. [and] Arthur Ransome. Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp in Rhyme. London: Nisbet & Co., [1919]. First edition. First trade edition. Octavo. Unpaginated. With twelve color tipped-on illustrations under captioned tissues and additional illustrations in text by Thompson Mackenzie. Original pictorial cloth showing only light shelf wear. Pictorial endpapers. Former owner's small leather gilt stamped armorial bookplate on the front pastedown having ghosted onto the front free endpaper. A very good copy. [and] Kay Nielsen [illustrator]. Hans Andersen. Fairy Tales. New York: George H. Doran Company, 1924. First American edition. Quarto. 280 pages. With twelve tipped-in color plates and additional drawings in text. Original pictorial cloth illustrated in silver, orange and black. Titles in silver on the spine. Decorated endpapers. A bright copy with minimal shelf wear in fine condition in a custom gray cloth slipcase.

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