Claud Lovat Fraser [SIGNED]
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (1923). Limited edition. Hardcover. 1/50. Sm. folio. ,39,39pp. Black cloth with gold lettering on spine. Top edge gilt. Deckled fore- and bottom page edges. Ribbon marker. Ex-libris of Lucy [Doheny] Smith Battson (* see below) on free front endpaper. Signed by both authors in black ink on limitation page. Frontispiece of Fraser from a drawing by Albert Rutherston. Scarce limited edition with 39 representative examples of some of the work by English painter and designer Claud Lovat Fraser (1890-1921). Illustrations and designs reproduced in collotype and line process blocks (20 color-, 19 b/w plates). Each plate interleaved with captioned tissue guard. Contents: List of Plates. Claud Lovat Fraser: A Memoir by John Drinkwater. Appendix A: Letters. Appendix B: Poems. The Art of Claud Lovat Fraser: by Albert Rutherston. Scuffing, minor staining and rubbing on binding. Slight offsetting from ex-libris on inside of front board. Tight copy in very good condition. vg. Item #23588
* Lucy [Doheny] Smith Battson was the daughter-in-law of Countess Carrie Estelle Doheny (1875-1958). E. Doheny was a Los Angeles socialite and the second wife of oil tycoon Edward L. Doheny.