A Selection of Books by Greville Matheson MacDonald (1856–1944)

A Presentation Copy of Jack and Jill

The Binding
MacDonald, Greville, and Arthur Hughes (illus.), JACK AND JILL: A FAIRY STORY (London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1913).  First edition, 19 x 14cm (8vo), in publisher's powder-blue linen w/dark green decoration & title (designed by Hughes) to fr. cover, gilt decoration & title to spine, t.e.g. (others untrimmed), 246 (xii) pp. w/colour frontis & 28 b&w illus. by Hughes, +2pp. publ. adverts to rear.  Printed by William Brendon & Son Ltd., Plymouth.  Inscribed by Greville to recto of fr. ep.: "Nellie Matheson with the writer's love" (Nellie was related to the MacDonald family's close friend & the author's namesake, Greville Matheson)  Binding Very Good (spine sl. faded, some small spots to fr. cover, & ep.s browned); contents Near-Fine (lt. foxing to prelims).  Fredeman 93.49, Wolff 4323.  (Inv. #920)  C$300




Another Presentation Copy of Jack and Jill

The Binding
MacDonald, Greville, and Arthur Hughes (illus.), JACK AND JILL: A FAIRY STORY (London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1913).  First edition, 19 x 14cm (8vo), in publisher's red linen w/white decoration & title (designed by Hughes) to fr. cover & gilt decoration & title to spine, t.e.g. (others untrimmed), [i-ix] x-xii, [1] 2-246, [1-2 publ. adverts] pp. w/colour frontis & 28 b&w illus. by Hughes.  Printed by William Brendon & Son Ltd., Plymouth.  Inscribed by Greville to recto of fr. ep.: "Rose Goodwin, with the writer's affectionate regards, Nov. 1913" (at about this time Greville also gave Rose a small painting by Hughes).  Binding Good (spine & edges of fr. cover sunned, extremities moderately bumped & worn, hinges cracked, & ep.s browned w/PO's inscr. to fr. ep.); contents Near-Fine.  Fredeman 93.49. Wolff 4323.  (Inv. #774)  C$300



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The Magic Crook, in Original Olive Dust-Jacket

Dust-Jacket front
Dust-Jacket rear
MacDonald, Greville, and Arthur Hughes (illus.), THE MAGIC CROOK OR THE STOLEN BABY: A FAIRY STORY (London: Vineyard Press/A.C. Fifield, 1911).  First edition, 19.5 x 14cm (8vo), in publisher's lime green linen w/white decorations & title (designed by Hughes) to covers & spine, t.e.g., 273 pp. +3pp. publ. adverts to rear, w/frontis & numerous b&w illustrations by Hughes.  Printed by William Brendon & Son Ltd., Plymouth.  Dust-jacket Good (a few stains, & moderate edge-chipping w/a couple of short closed tears); Binding Near-Fine (prev. owner's name & date to fr. ep.); contents Fine.  Reid 95, Fredeman 93.48.  (Inv. #530)  C$600





A Presentation Copy of The Magic Crook

Front cover
Rear cover
MacDonald, Greville, and Arthur Hughes (illus.), THE MAGIC CROOK OR THE STOLEN BABY: A FAIRY STORY (London: Vineyard Press/A.C. Fifield, 1911).  First edition, 19.5 x 14cm (8vo), in publisher's lime green linen w/white decorations & title (designed by Hughes) to covers & spine, t.e.g. (others untrimmed), 273 pp. +3pp. publ. adverts to rear, w/frontis & numerous b&w illus. by Hughes.  Printed by William Brendon & Son Ltd., Plymouth.  Inscribed by Greville to recto of fr. ep.: "To my loving friend Kitty King, from her cousin the writer" (Kitty was likely a daughter of Mrs. Joseph King, Louisa Powell's sister).  Binding Good (spine wrinkled & faded, & ep.s browned); contents Near-Fine (1st & final few leaves sl. foxed).  Reid 95, Fredeman 93.48.  (Inv. #1076)  C$300




The Magic Crook, Without Dust-Jacket or Inscription

Front cover
Rear cover
MacDonald, Greville, and Arthur Hughes (illus.), THE MAGIC CROOK OR THE STOLEN BABY: A FAIRY STORY (London: Vineyard Press/A.C. Fifield, 1911).  First edition, 19.5 x 14cm (8vo), in publisher's lime green linen w/white decorations & title (designed by Hughes) to covers & spine, t.e.g. (others untrimmed), 273 pp. +3pp. publ. adverts to rear, w/frontis & numerous b&w illus. by Hughes.  Printed by William Brendon & Son Ltd., Plymouth.  Inscribed to recto of fr. ep.: "Tilly from M. & C. Cecil, Gardd, New Year 1912."  Binding Very Good (spine & fore-edge of fr. cover sl. browned, & ep.s moderately stained); contents Near-Fine.  Reid 95, Fredeman 93.48.  (Inv. #884)  C$100