The Green Child
by Herbert Read
with illustrations by Felix Kelly
(The Grey Walls Press - Signed First Illustrated Edition, 1945)
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A Very good First (Illustrated) Edition of Herbert Read's fantasy novel. First published by Heinemann in 1935 and reissued for this new illustrated edition by The Grey Walls Press in 1945.
Signed by Herbert Read on the half title without dedication and without any other ownership names or inscriptions.
Hardback, 8vo (approx 8.5 inches / 22 cm tall), 137 pages with four unindexed full page colour illustrations by Felix Kelly in Very Good condition.
Book Condition - Very Good:
Light general wear to the original grey boards and spine, gilt spine lettering clear and bright, securely bound with hinges fully intact, top edge green (moderately browned with tiny amounts of runoff visible to the extreme top edge of a small number of pages), light browning / foxing to the plain endpapers and text block edges (bottom edge untrimmed), moderate browning to the Title Page where a magazine article has been stored, a couple isolated spots of light internal foxing / soiling, overall internally Very Good in a clean and clear condition.
Dust Jacket Condition - Good:
Light to moderate edge wear with small amounts of loss to extremities and bottom edge of the front panel (some very short closed tears repaired to the reverse with archive quality film), light to moderate general browning and sunning to spine, not price clipped. Fully enclosed in an easily removable library cover as photographed.
The Green Child by Herbert Read with illustrations by Felix Kelly (The Grey Walls Press - Signed First Illustrated Edition, 1945)
Somer Books Limited, Midsomer Norton, Bath, England