A Book of Sundials

& Their Mottoes

KING, Jessie M.

KING, Jessie M. A Book of Sundials & Their Mottoes

T.N. Foulis, 1914.

First edition, deluxe issue. Small 8vo. Brown limp suede, yapp edges and Jessie M. King design embossed on the upper cover. Top edge gilt. Eight tipped in colour plates by Alfred Rawlings and thirty six drawings by Warrington Hogg. A very good copy of this uncommon variant binding. Contemporary gift inscription to verso free endpaper.

Some of the Sundials featured are listed as being owned by Sir Frank Crisp of Friar Park, Henley on Thames, later the home of George Harrison.
Jessie M. King, the cover designer, was a student at the Glasgow School of Art. She studied under Charles Rennie Mackintosh and after winning an award at the Turin Exhibition for her book binding design, went on to become a collectable book illustrator and jewellery designer. An uncommon variant

PROVENANCE: Bookplate of George Fleming, noted British collector of children's books, to front pastedown.

White B11

Stock ID: 40165

£150.00

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