Snickerty Nick & the Giant - Inscribed - Julia Ellsworth Ford, Arthur Rackham (illustrator), Witter Bynner 1933 - Suttonhouse, Los Angeles - Second Edition A wonderful association copy of this children’s play inspired by Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Selfish Giant’, inscribed from the author to the legendary stage actress, producer, director, translator and author ‘Eva Le Gallienne, A brave woman who dared to carry out her ideals. In admiration from Julia Emsworth Ford. March 8th 1934, Hollywood Calif.’

Additionally with Eva Le Galliene’s fabulous engraved bookplate designed by the influential set and costume designer Waslav Richard Rychtarik (1894-1982), with a quote from her favourite Ibsen character, Hedda Gabler.

Illustrated by Arthur Rackham with three monochrome plates, and eight full page line drawings.
  Julia Ellsworth Ford (1859-1950) was a New York socialite, art collector and patron, and author of children's books. She was married to Simeon Ford, a financier and co-owner of the Grand Union Hotel in New York. Ford presided over a salon that included the Lebanese mystic Kahlil Gibran, Irish poet W. B. Yeats, and American dancer Isadora Duncan. Her published works include: Simeon Solomon: An Appreciation (1908), Imagina (1914), and Snickerty Nick (1919), among others.

Provenance: Eva le Gallienne (1899-1991), inscribed to her and with her bookplate to upper pastedown.

Reference: Yale University, Julia Ellsworth Ford papers, The Beinecke Library.

Large octavo (book size 24.7x19cm), pp. [12] 80. In publisher’s yellow-orange cloth, upper board illustrated and lettered in black.
Illustrations collated 8/12/2022 - vignette to title page; full page line drawings to pages 7, 12, 24, 32, 39, 49, 56 and 71; full page monochrome plates on pages 17, 21 and 43.
  Condition: Near fine, slight degradation to front free endpaper, cloth lightly soiled along top edge and spine, offsetting to endpapers, boards a little bowed.   Ref: 111296   Price: HK$ 5,000