New York: Macmillan, 1929. Paget-Fredericks, J[oseph Rous]. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Quarto size, 42 pp., with publisher's dust jacket, inscribed by Paget-Fredericks. Near Fine / good +. Item #22010702
The illustrations of J. Paget-Fredericks (1903-1963) are at the same time both whimsical and sophisticated - one of the reviewers of his work stated "He seems to have an odd kinship with both Peter Pan and Aubrey Beardsley. One moment he appears to draw inspiration naively from a bit of sea weed floating fan-like from an old piling and the next he displays a cunning and sophisticated wisdom...". A hauntingly lovely book, by an illustrator who graced the world with his talent.
This volume inscribed on the half-title by Paget-Fredericks thus: "These Very Refined kats(?) send Elaborate Salutations (and tail-waves) to 'Kroll' from their ancient Miestro J. Paget-Fredericks".
___DESCRIPTION: Green cloth boards with black lettering and decorative silhouette on the front, purple pictorial endpapers, inscription on the half-title page as set forth above, five colored illustrations (one of which is double-page), with many other black and white illustrations, both full-page as well as small vignettes, scattered throughout. Pictorial dust jacket, clipped by the publisher on all four corners, retains the original price of $3.50 and presents on both back and front the illustration found on page 20, "Long Tails" with lettering in black on both front and back, as well as on spine, front flap with author bio along with a small photograph of him kneeling by a water garden, one hand on his collie dog, back flap with reviews.
___CONDITION: Volume near fine, the binding clean, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and other than the author's inscription entirely free of prior owner markings; very light rubbing to the corners, head and tail of the spine, else fine. The dust jacket is not price-clipped and is a bit better than good, all component parts present and attached, with overall edgewear, overall light soil, a few chips but no loss of text or pictures; please see pictures and request more if needed.
___CITATION: Baumgarten, Artists p. 149.
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