Monday, December 27, 2010

Kate Greenaway - Almanacks

Almanack for 1883 [-1895]. London: George Routledge, [1882-1894]. -- Almanack & Diary for 1897. London: J.M. Dent, [1896].

15 volumes (includes two copies of 1895), 24o and 12o. Illustrated by Greenaway. Various original and variant bindings of glazed pictorial boards or imitation leather, 1884 volume in original wrappers, some edges gilt (overall some very light wear); maroon quarter morocco slipcase. Provenance: Mrs. Frederick Locker Lampson (presentation inscriptions).

FIRST EDITIONS, Almanack for 1885 and 1894 PRESENTATION COPIES, inscribed to Mrs. Locker Lampson on the half-title pages. The variant bindings consist of imitation cream morocco for 1885, 1886, 1891, 1892, 1894, and the second 1895 copy, green cloth gilt for 1888 and 1890, and brown cloth gilt for 1889. Schuster and Engen, 3-16. [With:] Autograph letter signed from Kate Greenaway to Mrs. Locker Lampson, Hampstead, 22 December 1893. 3 pages, 8vo, with autograph envelope. An affectionate letter to Mrs. Locker that most likely accompanied the Almanack for 1894.

[With:] GREENAWAY. Almanack for 1925 [-1927]. London: Frederick Warne & Co., [1924-1926]. -- Almanack & Diary for 1929. London and New York: Frederick Warne & Co., [1928]. 4 volumes, 24o. Illustrated by Greenaway. Original bindings; all with original glassine dust wrappers (a few chips). Reissued with new text and with illustrations from the Almanacks from 1887, 1890, 1891, and 1879. Schuster and Engen, 18-20, 22. (20)

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