London & Glasgow: Gowans and Gray, 1934. Pictorial Wrappers. Publisher's Japon wrappers illustrated in color, with original glassine jacket. 8vo (221 x 140mm): pp, including engraved titled page and 18 full-page plates. Inscription to blank verso of front cover, else near fine or better. Near Fine+. Item #BB2433
King was one of the Glasgow Girls and an important member of the Kirkcudbright Artists’ Colony, which thrived between about 1850, with the emergence of the Faed family of artists in Gatehouse of Fleet, and ended with the death, in 1949, of King, who, with her husband E. A. Taylor, had settled in Kirkcudbright in 1920. The town, within Dumfries and Galloway, attracted many of Scotland’s leading artists, among them E. A. Hornel, William Mouncey, William Stewart MacGeorge, Charles Oppenheimer, and S. J. Peploe. many of whom were fictionalized in Little Esson, a 1907 novel by S. R. Crockett. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).