The Pobble Who Has No Toes. Edward Lear.
The Pobble Who Has No Toes.
The Pobble Who Has No Toes.
The Pobble Who Has No Toes.
The Pobble Who Has No Toes.
(Locks' Press)

The Pobble Who Has No Toes.

Lock, Margaret (illus.)

Brisbane: Locks' Press, 1979. Folio. (10)ff. One of 60 copies, signed by illustrator and Locks' Press co-founder Margaret Lock. Eight black & white engravings accompany Lear's nonsense poem about a man who has his toes stolen (possibly by mermaids) while swimming across the Bristol Channel. This is the first book of the Locks' Press imprint, which was founded by the husband and wife duo, Fred and Margaret Lock, and focuses on small editions of literary texts that have stood the test of time. Bound in beige canvas, painted black at the spine to give a quarter-bound look, with lithographed endpapers evocative of underwater plants. Engraved paper label to upper cover continues the mermaid motif, as two mermaids recline onto the title text. Light rubbing to head and tail of spine, otherwise fine. Item #26573

Price: $1,100.00

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