New York. Thomas Nelson and Sons. 1928. First Edition. This copy signed in ink by Pogany to half title page. This copy also includes a nine page publishers publicity insert and titled "Willy Pogany and His Work" Marvelously Illustrated throughout with high art deco, colour and monochrome plates drawings vignettes and decorations by Pogany. 8vo (8.5" x 6"). Bound in elaborate high art deco pictorial gilt decorated cloth. Pictorial endsheets depicting stylized alphabet. t.e.g.
Widely regarded as the quintessential example of high art deco illustration, Pogany's Mother Goose has delighted collectors of this genre for many years. Signed first edition copies have grown exceedingly scarce. A true delight of art deco extravagance.
Some light staining to covers. Sporadic light water staining to edge of front pastedown and several pages. Mild sporadic foxing throughout. A slight hint of storage mustiness. A Very Good, tight, bright copy in a somewhat chipped Very Good, rare, original dustwrapper.