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Almanack for 1886 - Kate Greenaway

1885 - George Routledge &, London - First Edition
A near fine, pretty little Almanack, twenty four pages with colour illustrations by Greenaway, engraved and printed by Edmund Evans. The fourth of Greenaway’s popular little illustrative children’s Almanacks, which started with the 1883 edition and was published annually from 1883 through 1897 with one exception in 1896.

In the scarce deluxe binding of faux pigskin, gilt decorated and lettered pebbled white boards, bordered in blue lines, yellow-orange endpapers, all edges gilt. There was also a standard edition of glazed pictorial boards.
 
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Price HK$ 1,500



1888 - David Nutt, London - First Edition, One of 1, 000 copies
Rare first edition of Oscar Wilde’s classic collection of children’s tales - The Happy Prince, The Nightingale and the Rose, The Selfish Giant, The Devoted Friend and The Remarkable Rocket.

A superior example of the first edition in the publisher’s delicate decorated Japanese vellum boards, and elegantly illustrated with three plates by Walter Crane and with head and tail pieces by Jacomb Hood.

Smartly housed in a bespoke clamshell case of half tan morocco over marbled boards, brown morocco label lettered in gilt.
 
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Price HK$ 50,000