1928 Rare First Edition - The Magic Ink-Pot Edith by Helen Vane-Tempest-Stewart, Marchioness of Londonderry.
Title: The Magic Ink-Pot.
Publisher: London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1928. First Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8.5 " X 7 ".
Pages: xii-208 pages + publisher's catalog.
Binding: Attractive and very good, near fine original full cloth binding with a gilt broom on the front cover with boy and girl riding it (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edge gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing - as shown, gift note and ex-libris of a previous 1928 owner on the first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 16 beautiful color illustrations by Edmond Brock and Lady Margaret Stewart.
Estimate: (USD 350 - USD 600)
The book: Attractive and Rare first edition of the Magic Ink-Pot by the Marchioness of Londonderry. Lady Londonderry notes in the foreword to the book that she wrote most of the stories as letters to her daughter while she was away in Spain, and was honored to have returned home and found them typewritten and enjoyed so much that she added others with the addition of Celtic legends woven into the narrative. The wonderful illustrations were contributed by the famous illustrator and watercolor artist Edmund Brock and by Lady Londonderry’s daughter Margaret.
'These are stories about a Magic Ink-Pot, who was a great friend of two children who lived in Ulster at a place called Mount Stewart on Strangford Loch, In County Down. Quite a real place, which is marked on your geography maps. Their names were Mary and Robin Stewart. She was Seven and He was Six. It was just at the time when they began to do lessons, that the ink-pot visited them'
This enchanting book is a gem of children's literature!
The author: Edith Helen Vane-Tempest-Stewart, Marchioness of Londonderry, DBE (née Chaplin; 3 December 1878 – 23 April 1959) was a noted and influential society hostess in the United Kingdom between World War I and World War II, a friend of the first Labour prime minister, Ramsay MacDonald. She was a noted gardener and a writer and editor of the works of others.
The illustrator: Lady Margaret Stewart, daughter of the author, collaborated with the experienced artist Edmond Brock, to create the book's illustrations, enhancing the story with their artistic talents.
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