London: Cecil Palmer, 1920. First edition. Hardcover. A scarce title. Ruby Lindsay (1887 - 1919) was Norman and Percy Lindsay's sister, noted for her fluid pen and ink drawings. At an early age she attended the National Gallery School, and later drew for periodicals such as the Bulletin and the Gadfly (1906). She illustrated books and posters, and married Will Dyson, traveling with him to London. In England she continued her work in book illustration, particularly of children's books, and for magazines including Strand Magazine, The London Opinion, and The Sphere. While visiting family in Dublin, having survived the war, she caught and succumbed to the pandemic Spanish flu.
This work, available only to subscribers, was produced as a tribute to Ruby. This was the second work published in honor of the artist, following her husband Will Dyson's 'Poems: In Memory of a Wife' (1919). With a full page photographic portrait, and 20 full page illustrations, including 3 in color (Princes Risborough, Fan & Sketch for Fan).
4to, (xi), 7-51 pp, 12 pp text & the balance b&w and color illustrations of her work. Quarter white cloth & papered boards marked and rubbed. Libraries Australia ID 11363047. OCLC: 17844947. Item #118