11 - 13 July 2000
ERAGNY PRESS--Margaret RUST. The Queen of the Fishes. An Adaptation in English of a Fairy Tale of Valois. London: 1894.
8° (194 x 134mm). Printed on one side of the sheets only, the sheets uncut at the fore edges. Title printed in gold, 12 woodcut illustrations, 5 printed in colours, one full-page, woodcut borders printed in gold and green, and head- and tailpieces, ornaments and pressmark printed in red and black, all by and after Lucien Pissarro, text reproduced by process and printed in red and black. Limp vellum, the upper cover with gilt-stamped design after Pissarro, top edge gilt (covers warped). Provenance: 'Philip Hagreen from Laurence W. Hodson June 1918' (inscription on front free endpaper).
LIMITED TO 150 COPIES ON JAPANESE PAPER, THIS NUMBER 83, SIGNED WITH PICASSO'S MONOGRAM. THE ERAGNY PRESS' FIRST BOOK, WITH AN INSCRIPTION BY LAURENCE W. HODSON, co-founder with Ashbee of The Essex House Press. Ransom p.261; Tomkinson p.62.
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