THE BROWNIES AND PRINCE FLORIMEL
OR, BROWNIELAND, FAIRYLAND, AND DEMONLAND
New York, The Century Co., 1918.
First edition, first printing. Small 4to. 246pp. Publisher's gray cloth blocked in
black and with a color pasteon to the upper board. Photograph of the author as
frontispiece. Illustrated throughout in black and white by the author. Trace of soil
and wear to the binding, tiny closed marginal tear to a contents page (no loss), else
a near fine copy.
A COMIC ALPHABET
London, Tilt, 1836.
First edition. Twentyfour subjects on a folding sheet enclosed by printed paper boards with
the title design and date (1836) on the upper board and a portrait of Tilt with '1836' on the
wall behind him, on the lower board. With contemporary handcolored plates. Cohn, p. 47,
who notes that this first edition was issued with uncolored plates, and that a few copies were
issued with colored plates "but they are of very great rarity".
The coloring on these plates is skillful, without bleedthru to the reverse, and heightened
with gum arabic, all characteristics of the original issue. The designs on the covers are
uncolored, as called for.
Wear to the lower spine, with light soil to the covers else this is a fine copy. Protected in a
19th century morocco solander case.