Seattle: Dogwood Press, 1931. First edition thus. 26x18cm, 24pp. Mounted, color frontis, title and initial in color. Pictorial, rainbow paper boards, stamped in gilt in original, burnished gold paper slipcase. Spine toning, some smudging to front cover, clean internally. Slipcase rubbed and scuffed as typically seen.
Beautiful production from preeminent Seattle fine printer, Frank McCaffrey, being the titular story from Oscar Wilde's 1888 collection of children's stories. McCaffrey notes in his preface, "Putting this book into type has been a most satisfying pleasure to me," which is evident in the work, being one of the most striking examples of fine Northwest printing. This copy, with fragile slipcase prone to wear, is better than often seen. Item #5469