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''Willy Pogany's Mother Goose'' signed edition. Thomas Nelson & Sons: New York: 1928. The famed Art Nouveau children's book illustrator signs the limitation page: ''Willy Pogany'' in black ink. This is #21 of just 500 printed. Pogany's cherished art appears on every page of the 152pp. volume, including illustrated endpapers and a full-color frontispiece. The Hungarian artist devoted his career to visually manifesting legends, myths and fairy tales, including classics by Homer, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Richard Wagner. Here, he depicts the nursery rhymes of the whimsical and timeless ''Mother Goose'' collection: ''There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe,'' ''Mary Had a Little Lamb,'' ''Three Blind Mice,'' ''Humpty Dumpty,'' ''Jack and Jill'' and many more. Comes with original tan paperboard slipcase, which is chipped to edges and bears a hand notation ''#21'' to spine, else near fine. Volume measures 7.5'' x 9.25'', with top edge gilt. Bound in blue-gray paper boards with paper labels. Pencil notation to top right of front free endpaper, else in fine condition. A beautifully illustrated and signed Willy Pogany piece.
Extremely Rare Signed Edition by Willy Pogany of ''Willy Pogany's Mother Goose'' -- 1928
Extremely Rare Signed Edition by Willy Pogany of ''Willy Pogany's Mother Goose'' -- 1928
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $500
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,290
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Monday, April 30, 2012.
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