Marguerite Kirmse's Dogs. Introduction by Reginald T. Townsend.
New York: Derrydale Press, 1930.
Kirmse, Marguerite. First edition, one of 750 copies. Original etched frontispiece, "Hello There", signed in pencil by Marguerite Kirmse. 75 illustrations reproducing etchings by Kirmse. 1 vols. 4to. Three quarter linen over blue boards, paper spine label. Fine copy with original glassine wrapper (worn) Siegel 41; Frazier K-5-a; Reuter 381. Item #311705
British-born Marguerite Kirmse (1866-1954) trained in London as a harpist and artist. Arriving in New York in 1910, she found herself unable to perform because oftroubles with the musicians’ union. She worked as an artist, and began producing etchings in 1921. Kirmse is best known for her illustrations of dogs, and Eugene Connett of the Derrydale Press published two collections of her work, as well as her celebrated etchings of The Fox and The Hound. Kirmse also illustrated Lassie Come Home by Eric Knight, and Bob, Son of Battle, by Alfred Ollivant.
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