|[PARRISH, Maxfield]. The Knave of Hearts. By Louise Saunders. With Pictures by Maxfield Parrish. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. 4to,. 40pp. Brown boards with full-color pictorial paper label affixed to the front cover. Full-color pictorial endpapers; 22 full-color illustrations. A bright, clean copy with light rubbing around board edges, slight discoloration to exterior hinges, minute discoloration to rear board, bearing previous owner's name in calligraphy on ownership leaf.
First Edition. Louise Saunders, talented wife of legendary editor Max Perkins, teamed with one of the most popular illustrators of all time to create this unforgettable fable. Known for his beautiful coloring and humorous touch, Maxfield Parrish's work is iconic — and The Knave of Hearts is his ultimate achievement. Filled with 22 colorful images and lavishly finished with a full-color endpaper painting.