Hardcover. 4to. 194pp + iipp adverts. Original silver decorated olive cloth, gilt lettering to spine, top edges gilt, fore and bottom edges uncut, frontis, b&w woodblock engravings by Evelyn Stuart-Meneath. One of several binding variants of the First Edition of this work. "Waite's fantastic fairy tale, which he called a 'ludibrium', is in reality a private joke, for the characters are himself, his wife and members of the Stuart-Menteath family, the plot revolving around the heroine's attempt to become a poet." [Gilbert, A12]. Lower corners somewhat heavily bumped, corners and spine ends bruised and a little rubbed, all edges lightly rubbed, early and later pages unevenly browned and lightly foxed, otherwise a particularly bright, VG+ copy.
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