• The William E. Self Library, I auction at Christies

    Sale 2153

    The William E. Self Library, Important English and American Literature

    4 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 144

    GREENAWAY, Kate. A Apple Pie. London: George Routledge and Sons, [1886].

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    GREENAWAY, Kate. A Apple Pie. London: George Routledge and Sons, [1886].

    Oblong 4o. Original cloth-backed glazed pictorial boards (slight wear to extremities; quarter morocco slipcae.

    FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, variant binding with front cover, endpapers and stained edges corresponding with Schuster and Engen 1 (1b), but with plain back cover. [Tipped-in] Partly printed document signed, comprising the original receipt for Greenaway's drawings for A Apple Pie from Edmund Evans, dated 21 May 1886. One page, 8vo. "Received of Edmund Evans 20 drawings for A Apple Pie and cover 21 at 7 pound 147.0.0." Signed below "K. Greenway [on top of a one penny stamp]."

    [With:] HARTE, Bret. The Queen of the Pirate Isle. London: Frederick Warne and Co., n.d. [1900?]. 8o. Illustrated in color. Original pictorial grayish-tan cloth, printed in colors and gilt. Warne edition, following the Chatto and Windus edition of 1886. See Schuster and Engen 165 (3b), but with plain endpapers. -- Kate Greenaway's Painting Book. London: Frederick Warne and Co., n.d. [ca 1888]. 8o. 8 illustrations printed in colors. Original green pictorial boards. FIRST EDITION. Schuster and Engen 150 (1a). -- Kate Greenaway's Calendar for 1884. London and New York; George Routledge & Sons, [1883]. 4 oblong cards. (Lacks original envelope). Schuster and Engen 325. (4)


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