Lot 64: GREGORY, AUGUSTA. THE KILTARTAN WONDER BOOK, , PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR (1 VOL.)
October 20, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: small 4to (215 x 170mm.), first American edition, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ("For Mary Q. Anderson, | I don't know you yet, | but your uncle is my | very kind + dear friend, | Augusta Gregory | March 27 | 1915") on front free endpaper, eight coloured plates by Margaret Gregory, original pictorial cloth, bookplate of John Quinn with manuscript note ("This book-plate was | designed by Jack B. | Yeats and Moto [Quinn's manservant] is | putting them in all | my Irish books. This | is for Mary with my love | John."), spine faded and corners bumped
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Provenance: Mary Quinn Anderson; James Cummins bookseller