[DE VINNE, Theodore Low.]

BRILLIANTS. A Setting of Humorous Poetry in Brilliant Types. 1888.
Author [DE VINNE, Theodore Low.]
Title BRILLIANTS. A Setting of Humorous Poetry in Brilliant Types.
Published New York. The De Vinne Press. 1888.
Stock Code 9702
Description xv, [1 blank], 96pp. Original full decorative leather gilt. 58 x 41 mm. All edges gilt. Miniature bookplate of M. A. Elton. Presentation inscription on front endpaper to M. A. Elton from A. Lang [Andrew Lang the fairy and folk tale authority who compiled the famous series of coloured fairy books]. Front inner hinge cracked, else a very good copy of this the rare first edition of this famous miniature. See Bondy, page 98, who mentions only the second edition of 1895; also Bromer and Edison page 46 who likewise only mention the second edition; Speilmann 117 who also only cites the edition; Welsh 2304 for the first edition. The first edition would appear to be very rare, no copy appearing at auction in 32 years, however, there are four records of the later 1895 printing.
£550.00