THE BITTER GREEN OF THE WILLOW; Four Fairy Tales by March Cost / Illustrated by Anne Anderson
Philadelphia New York London: Chilton Book Company, 1967. Anne Anderson. First Edition. Cloth. Quarto (10 1/4" x 6 7/8"), light green cloth with gilt lettering on spine and gilt floral borders on front cover, archival mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (uncluipped) with Old Man in a curio shop; illustrated by Anne Anderson with glossy full-color frontispiece and 5 full-color plates plus several B&W in-text drawings; ochre endpapers, Fine / Very Good. Item #7949
"March Cost" (nee Margaret Mackie Morrison; 1897 - 1973) was an occasional actress and British novelist. She is appreciated for her novel A Man Named Luke (1932), a biographical novel about French actress Rachel, and her charming fairy tales.
Prolific Scottish illustrator Anne Anderson (1874 - 1952), who painted and etched, had a delicate Art Nouveau style approaching some of Arthur Rackham's best work.
Solid copy with bright, clean cloth (but it seems that the hinges--which don't seem at all loose--may have been reinforced with white binder's tape). The scarce and unclipped dust jacket is quite complete but has medium wear and areas of whitening. No previous ownership marks.