London & Calcutta: W. H. Allen & Co., 1890. Slate blue pictorial cloth, lettered in gilt and decorated in green, dark blue and dark gray. Spine slightly cocked, some modest rubbing to cloth, front inner hinge cracking at crown, still, a good, sound copy. Item #WRCLIT83230

First edition of this collection of tales for children, several of them containing explicit fantasy elements. The author's first book, inscribed on the half-title by her to: "Robin. Green:Armytage from his Mother 'Lewis Armytage.' September 19, 1890." Loosely inserted are two copies of a folded printed sheet of critical comments for this title. Lewis (1853 - 1928) was married to Colonel Henry Lewis of Greenmeadow, Glamorgan. Some of her papers are preserved in the Natl. Library of Wales. R. N. Green-Armytage (d.1966) was a British barrister and collector of contemporary authors, with some of whom he corresponded. OCLC/Worldcat locates seven copies, all of them in the UK, and does not acknowledge the pseudonymous authorship.

Price: $250.00