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The First of May, A Fairy Masque

Author:
John Richard de Capel Wise (British, 1831–1890 Lyndhurst, Hampshire)
Illustrator:
Walter Crane (British, Liverpool 1845–1915 Horsham)
Dedicatee:
Charles Robert Darwin (British, Shrewsbury 1809–1882 Downe, Bromley)
Publisher:
Henry Sotheran & Company (London)
Printer:
Photo-engraved and printed by Goupil & Co. Paris
Date:
1881
Medium:
Illustrations: photogravure, printed in grey to reproduce graphite drawings; woodcuts
Dimensions:
15 1/4 x 18 5/8 x 1 5/8 in. (38.8 x 47.3 x 4.1cm)
Classification:
Books
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, transferred from the Library, 1921
Accession Number:
21.36.162
Not on view
Signature: On colophon: Walter Crane
Spencer 170; Engen, p. 99 (1881); Massé, pp. 32-33
Gertrude C. E. Massé Walter Crane: A Bibliography. London, 1926, pp. 32-33.

Rodney K. Engen Walter Crane as a Book Illustrator. London and New York, 1975, p. 99 (1881 ed.).

Isobel Spencer Walter Crane. Macmillan & Co., New York, 1975, pp. 82-83 refers to book (p. 82-illustration)., cat. no. 170.

Walter Crane, 1845-1915, Artist, Designer, Socialist. Ex. cat., Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester. edited by Greg Smith, edited by Sarah Hyde, London, 1989, cat. no. A37, p. 83.



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