J. M. Dent & Sons, Ltd. London. 1911.
FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. (8.5 x 6.6 inches). Beautifully illustrated with 16 full colour and two half tone full page plates, plus 21 line drawings throughout the text. Some text pages foxed, but mostly to the margins, and a small ink stamp of an art studio in London to the blank white border of the colour extra title page, otherwise a very good copy in the scarce first issue binding of white cloth with gilt, blue and olive green lettering and decoration to the front board and spine. Illustrated endpapers. Top edge gilt. Board extremities a little rubbed and bumped and the cloth just a little toned but overall a very good copy. --- Anne Constance Armfield (Nee Smedley) was an artist in her own right and studied at the Birmingham School of Art. She married the illustrator Maxwell Armfield in 1909. As well as her many books she is also well known as the founder of the International Association of Lyceum Clubs for Women artists and writers, opening the first club in London's Piccadilly in 1904.