Unpaginated, numerous colour and black and white illustrations with decorative borders, tipped in colour plates,pictorial endpapers. Gilt decorated full brown leather, worn around the edges, top edge gilt, other edges uncut.
No 239 of an edition limited to 525 copies. Signed by the artist.
Willy Pogany was an Hungarian illustrator best-known for his pen and ink drawings and contributions to myths and fables. Born in 1882 in Szged, Hungary, Pogany had a brief flirtation with technical school, but knew he wanted to be an artist. He spent his early twenties briefly attending art school, and travelling to Munich, Paris and London before making his way to the United States in 1914. By the time he arrived in America, Pogany was already developing a name for himself in the illustration community, having contributed works to such classics as Coleridge’s epic poem The Rime of the Ancient mariner. Much of Pogany’s work could be described as Art Noveau. Pogany died in 1955, in Manhattan. http://www.abebooks.com/books/illustrators/willy-pogany.shtml
Book plate of Falkirk High School on front free end paper designated as a Poetry Award.
- Binding Condition: Good
- Overall Condition: Good
- Size: 4to ( 330 x230mm)