By Margery Williams Bianco, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
Signed limited edition illustrated by Arthur Rackham, one of only 105 numbered copies signed by Bianco.
Margery Williams was born in London but moved to the U.S. when she was nine years old. Her first children's stories were published in London where she lived for a short time, met her husband and had two children, one of whom was a son named Cecco. In 1921 the family moved back to the United States and it was in the U.S. that she wrote her most famous book, The VELVETEEN RABBIT. Never issued in the UK as a limited edition, POOR CECCO is a notorious rarity in the Rackham world and this is a magnificent copy of the book.
New York: George Doran, 1925. 11.5'' x 8.5''. Original ellum - like backed blue boards. In original slipcase with the limitation number of the book inked at head of case spine. Top edge gilt, fore-edge uncut, pictorial endpapers. Illustrated by Rackham with 7 fabulous and very large tipped-in color plates with tissue guards and black-and-white images in text. xiv, 15-175,  pages. Bookplate on front pastedown. Spine somewhat toned, owner bookplate, else a fine copy; slipcase repaired, still very good.
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