Author: Walter De La Mare

Illustrator: Dorothy Lathrop

DE LA MARE, Walter. Down-Adown-Derry. With Illustrations by Dorothy Lathrop. London: Constable & Co [1922]. 4to, viii 193pp. Blue cloth pictorially stamped in gilt. 3 color plates and numerous b&w illustrations. Spine ends worn, corners less so, free endpapers discolored, else a clean, tight copy with cover stamping still bright.

First edition. A collection of 55 poems for children by Walter De La Mare, an English poet, short story writer and novelist, captured in delicate color plates and intricate b&w illustrations by Dorothy Lathrop, the first artist to win the Caldecott Medal. This was an early work for Lathrop, her first having been for de la Mare’s The Three Mulla-Mulgars in 1919. She developed a close friendship with the author and together they created a total of five books.