LADIES' MISTAKES.

(Bloomsbury: Nonesuch Press, 1933). 222 x 145 mm. (8 3/4 x 5 3/4"). 3 p.l., 3-106 pp., [2] leaves. No. 120 OF 300 COPIES.

Publisher's blue-gray marbled paper boards, silvered paper label to spine. In a (lightly rubbed) matching marbled paper slipcase. Title page vignette and nine illustrations by Thomas Lowinsky. Dreyfus 88. Spine and extremities slightly rubbed, otherwise an especially fine copy, pristine internally, the fragile binding and slipcase very well preserved.

This attractive printing contains three works of moral verse by a popular contemporary writer: "A Stitch in Time," its sequel, "Love's Progress," and "Cupid's Changeling, or the Lady's Mistake." Though successful in the theatrical and literary worlds, James Laver (1899-1975) kept his day job in the Department of Engraving, Illustration, and Design at the Victoria & Albert Museum, where he worked for 37 years. He also wrote several notable works on art and fashion.
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