New York: Duffield & Company, 1914. First edition. Quarto (9 1/2 x 7 5/16 inches; x 242 x 185 mm.). Collating , 178, , [1, blank]. Publisher's light blue cloth pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt on front cover and lettered in gilt on spine. Pictorial endpapers in pale blue and white by Lauren Ford. Two color plates by Arthur Rackham (including frontispiece) and numerous black and white drawings in the text by Lauren Ford. Housed in a fleece-lined quarter green morocco clamshell case. Rear inner hinge slightly cracked, otherwise a Near Fine copy.
A young, motherless boy, a dreamer who secretly loves poetry, yearns to be held and loved by the beautiful woman he has conjured in his mind in the dim moonlight - Imagina - and communes with trees, birds, flowers, and his dog, Kit, all of whom understand and accept him as he is rather than how his no-nonsense guardian would prefer him to be.
Riall 123. See Latimore and Haskell 42. (Item #3733)