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KATE GREENAWAY - SPIELMANN - 1905. 
GREENAWAY, KATE. (GREENAWAY,KATE)illus. KATE GREENAWAY by M.H. Spielmann and G.S. Layard. London: A & C Black 1905. Large thick 4to, white cloth, top edge gilt, verso of frontis foxed else near FINE!. LIMITED TO 500 NUMBERED COPIES, THIS IS ONE OF 50 UNNUMBERED FOR PRESENTATION. THIS COPY IS ADDITIONALLY SIGNED BY VIOLET SEVERN WHOSE MOTHER WAS THE ADOPTED DAUGHTED OF JOHN RUSKIN. ON PAGE 140 IS A FACSIMILE OF A STORY WRITTEN BY GREENAWAY FOR SEVERN WHICH SHE ALLOWED TO BE REPRODUCED FOR THIS EDITION. THIS BOOK IS ALSO SIGNED BY JOHN GREENAWAY (Kate's brother). THERE IS AN ORIGINAL PENCIL SKETCH DONE BY KATE GREENAWAY which is matted and bound in with John Greenaway's signature of authenticity. The sketch is of a little girl wearing a hat, and gazing down. The book features much text, more than 50 color plates, plus many black and whites. This is a special assocation copy of an important book for any Greenaway collector.
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