THE SEA KING’S DAUGHTER and other poems by Amy Mack, decorated with designs by Bernard Sleigh engraved by the designer L.A. Talbot.
1895: 1895. Printed at the press of the Birmingham Guild of Handicraft Limited, and published by G. Napier & Company of 55 Newhall Street in the city of Birmingham and A.P. Marsden of 13 Clifford’s Inn, in the City of London November [date crossed through} 1895. Unpaged. Illustrated in black & white. Original green cloth gilt. 227 x 180 mm. First edition. Front fre endpaper has some browning; else an excellent copy of a very scarce work. Amy Mark was a pupil of the Birmingham School of Art. Sleigh also attended the Birmingham School of Art and was a student, and later close friend, of Arthur Gaskin who had worked with Edward Burne-Jones. He was a member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists between 1923 and 1928 and produced numerous engravings for contemporary private presses.