HUEFFER, Ford H. Madox (1873-1939). The Brown Owl. A Fairy Story. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1892. Small 8°, frontispiece and one plate after F. Madox Brown (thumb-soiling, plate detached). Original floral cloth (spine browned, inner hinges split, block slightly twisted). FIRST EDITION OF HUEFFER'S FIRST BOOK, written to amuse his sister Juliet. Harvey A1.
With 3 other early works, comprising: The Feather. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1892. Small 8°, frontispiece by F. Madox Brown (half-title browned, some margins severely torn, some quires splitting from block). Original green cloth, top edge gilt (extremities rubbed, block twisted). FIRST EDITION of Hueffer's second book, another fairy tale, dedicated to his sister Juliet. Harvey A2 -- Poems for Pictures. London: John MacQueen, 1900. Small 8°. Original hessian, lettered in black. PRESENTATION COPY, half-title inscribed, "Mr & Mrs Martindale With the affectionate regards of their unworthy son in law The Author May 1900". FIRST EDITION of Hueffer's second volume of verse, dedicated to Edward Garnett. Harvey A7 -- The Face of the Night. A Second Series of Poems for Pictures. London: John MacQueen, 1904. 12° (occasional spotting). Original purple cloth gilt (spine faded). PRESENTATION COPY, half-title inscribed, "Mrs W.H. Martindale affectionately from The Author". FIRST EDITION. Harvey A12. (4)