SMITH, Pamela Colman, illus. WIDDICOMBE FAIR. New York and London: Doubleday and McClure Co., 1899. One of 500 copies. Folio. A set of pochoir colored images illustrating this famous traditional Devonshire ballad. 13 mounted plates hand-printed in color, (15 plates in all) and an original watercolor on the title- leaf, signed with Smith's monogram; the lable stating the artist's name, publisher and limitation is missing from the verso of the portfolio cover where it is usually located. The plates, which are lightly tipped onto backing board are in fine condition; but the backing board has darkened with age and become fragile, with some chipping at the outer margins. Original maroon cloth portfolio, with a large illustrated label on front cover and a smaller version of the final image "ghost horse" on the back; it is worn at edges and rubbed on sides. Pamela Colman Smith, an American illustrator, moved to England in 1899. She worked in a style reminiscent of Craig and William Nicholson, but with a lighter touch.

$1250.00