Kate Greenaway, Signed De Luxe Edition, by M. H. Spielman and G. S. Layard, 1905. Published by Adam and Charles Black, London. Includes an original pencil sketch by Grenaway depicting a young girl with a basket, signed below by John Greenaway, additionally signed by John Greenaway and numbered 400/500. Octavo, 301 pages including index, 52 chromolithographic plates with additional illustrations, hardbound in tooled cream cloth covers with gilt lettering and pictorial design to front cover and spine, gilt top edge paper and wine colored ribbon marker. 11" H x 8 1/2" W x 2" D. Provenance: The collection of internationally known ragtime pianist and historian Johnny Maddox, Gallatin, TN. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Covers with slight shelf wear, minute stains, scuffs. Light foxing spots, largest 5/8", to original sketch. Pages in overall very good condition with some foxing spots, areas of toning to illustrations and tissue paper guards to illustrations. Color plates are collated.
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