ADAMS, Frank (illustrator). Jessie POPE (verses by). Three Jolly Anglers.

London; Blackie & Son Limited. [1917].


4to. Original beige cloth-backed buff pictorial boards blocked in blue and black, double-page pictorial endpapers; pp. [26], on French-folded leaves, uncut as issued; jauntily and strikingly illustrated with 12 coloured plates and other vignettes in line; an attractive copy with a neat contemporary ink inscription, dated Xmas '17, to front free endpaper, some dust-soiling to spine, bruising to ends, small wear to forecorners, and marking to lower board.

First edition. Three beer-swilling anglers, Jones, Johnson, and Jakes lay a wager on which of them can land the heaviest fish: all sorts of misadventures ensue.