London: Thomas Nelson, 1903. Item #03448
Pretty In Pink
[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. GREEN, [Louisa Lelias], The Hon. Mrs. The Grey House on the Hill. London, Edinburgh and New York: Thomas Nelson and Sons, .
First Rackham-illustrated edition, first issue, printed on pink paper.
Octavo (7 3/16 x 4 7/8 in; 182 x 124 mm). 205, [1, blank], [2, adv.] pp. Title-page printed in red and black on white paper as issued. Eight full page color plates by Arthur Rackham.
Publisher's original blue cloth, front cover and spine blind-stamped in a conventional all-over patternand lettered in gilt. A color variant not noted by Riall or Latimore and Haskell.
A near fine copy with just the lightest amount of rubbing to extremities and a few leaves with light creases at upper corners.
Exceptionally rare with no copy having appeared at auction for twenty-nine years.
Originally published in 1870 with the subtitle "Buy the Truth and Sell It Not: A Tale for the Young," it is the morally uplifting story of two boys who learn the Christian way.
Riall, p. 51; Latimore and Haskell p. 21.