The First of May, a Fairy Masque. Zaehnsdorf BINDING, Walter Crane.
The First of May, a Fairy Masque
The First of May, a Fairy Masque
The First of May, a Fairy Masque

The First of May, a Fairy Masque.

London: H. Sotheran & Co, 1881.

Number 31 of 200 copies on India paper, signed by Crane. [1], 56 ll. illustrated by Crane on rectos only, on India paper, mounted to thick paper. Large folio (24 x 17-1/4 in.). Full citron morocco, covers with borders ruled in gilt, surrounding central panel dotted with small floral gilt tools and larger circular tool of fairy holding “The First of May” banner, endpapers imitating Renaissance brocade, a.e.g., by Zaehnsdorf. Light spotting to covers, rubbing to binding at spine, foxing, mostly to mounts Massé, pp. 32-3. Item #262733

Proof copy on India paper of Walter Crane’s The First of May, with each sheet mounted to thick paper and the whole beautifully bound by Zaehnsdorf.

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