London: Duckworth, 1929.
Henderson, Keith. First illustrated edition. Illustrated by Keith Henderson, with 52 woodblock illustrations (13 full page portrait plates on calendered paper, 39 vignettes in text). 368 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed from the Illustrator to His Wife. Cloth spine, patterned paper boards, printed spine label. Very good in original rose pictorial dust jacket (spine slightly toned) Payne A1i. Item #365263
Hudson’s outstanding picaresque tale of intrigue and travel in Uruguay, and a key text in the traditoonal of magical realist literature. Originally published in 1885, it was reissued in 1904 when Duckworth published Green Mansions.
A charming copy of this first illustrated edition, with a proof of the dust jacket illustration (a variation of the portrait of Paquita facing page 26), tipped to the front flyleaf, and inscribed by the artist on the pastedown: “for Her from Him with all his love”
Keith Henderson (1883-1982) was a Scottish artist and illustrator. he saw active servie in the first world war and published Letters to Helen: Impressions of an Artist on the Western Front (1917), the year he married Helen Knox-Shaw at St Martin-in-the-Fields in London. He illustrated many books, including Green Mansions (1926) and several by E.R. Eddison: The Worm Ouroboros (1922), Styrbiorn the Strong (1922), and Mistress of Mistresses (1935).
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