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Lot 148: SHEPARD, E.H.--LUCAS, E.V., FOUR COPIES OF PLAYTIME & COMPANY, 1925 (4 VOL.)
20 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 4to (223 x 175mm.), FIRST EDITION, NUMBER 11 OF 15 COPIES ON JAPANESE VELLUM, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND THE ILLUSTRATOR, half-title, illustrations throughout by E.H. Shepard, unopened, original full vellum lettered in gilt, collector's blue cloth chemise and slipcase, a touch of slight browning to the fore-edge of a few leaves;
together with three further copies, comprising:
i) NUMBER 25 OF 100 COPIES ON HANDMADE PAPER, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND THE ILLUSTRATOR, mostly unopened, original blue cloth backed boards, printed paper label on upper board, dust-jacket, some offsetting to endpapers, dust-jacket slightly faded with a touch of spotting; ii) a copy of the standard issue, original red cloth backed pictorial boards, illustrated endpapers, printed glassine dust-jacket, glassine a little worn at extremities with some browning; iii) another copy of the standard issue with sky blue dust-jacket, some fading to jacket; all 4to; three together in collector's blue cloth folding box with a flyer advertising an exhibition of Shepard's original drawings dated December 1925 (5)
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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