THOMSON, Hugh (Illustr.). DOBSON, Austin. Tales from Maria Edgeworth. London: Wells Gardner Darton, 1903. Demy octavo. First edition. pp. xxiv, , 412. Maroon cloth, title and gilt decoration on spine and upper cover. Blind decorative design to rear cover. Spine slightly faded and rubbed. Previous owner’s signatures. Top edge gilt.
Thirteen-page introduction by Austin Dobson. Illustrated with fifty-one black and white plates including frontispiece by Hugh Thomson. ‘Although, by their sub-title, these stories are professedly composed for children, they are almost as attractive to grown-up readers.’ A decorative Edwardian edition of Maria Edgeworth’s eighteenth-century stories, profusely illustrated by Hugh Thomson.
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