Author: Walter Crane
Illustrator: Walter Crane
CRANE, Walter. Slateandpencilvania. Being the adventures of Dick on a desert island. London: Marcus Ward, 1885. Square 8vo, pp. Blue cloth spine with color pictorial boards. Pictorial endpapers; color illustrations on every page. Corners and foredge a bit worn, spine ends lightly rubbed. slight internal handsoiling, else an unusually clean copy with a surprisingly bright interior.
First edition. A nonsensical, mathematical tale stunningly illustrated by the influential English artist. One of Crane’s three “Romance of the Three R’s” titles – some of his finest, most imaginative work! Scarce in such collectible condition.