4 April 2003
MILLAIS, John Guille. A Breath From the Veldt. London, 1895. 2o. Numerous plates and illustrations on India proof paper throughout. Original half red morocco gilt, pictorial cloth on upper cover, t.e.g., others uncut. Provenance: Joan Emyln and Jaffe (bookplates). FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE, number 7 of sixty special copies signed by Millais. Note: The original of the photogravure opposite page 220, "White Tailed Gnus," is being sold in the Aitken sale of Wildlife Art.
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