Privately printed (The Heron Press), London, 1919
Folio. Original olive-green wrappers with flaps. All edges untrimmed. Sewn in white thread and gummed. Publisher's white paper label printed in black to upper wrapper. Spine creased and worn with small loss at both ends, one or two creases and nicks to extremities. Small ownership label on front flap. Very clean and bright, a near fine copy overall.
Housed in a blue quarter leather slipcase lettered in gilt, somewhat soiled and chipped, and with the original "Maggs Bros Ltd" receipt dated 16th June 1990 for £1400 loosely inserted.
Limited to 100 copies, this was the second book from The Heron Press founded by John Middleton Murray and his brother Arthur. According to Ruth Mantz in her "Critical Bibliography of Katherine Mansfield" (1931), John Middleton Murray said of this publication: "(It) was printed for private circulation by my brother and myself. It was printed in 1918, though dated 1919. The stitching and binding took us the whole of January. Of the original 100 copies, about 20 were spoiled, and of the 80 perhaps 60 actually issued".