GAZE,HAROLD. COPPER TOP. NY: Harper Brothers (1924 B-Y). Thick 4to (7 1/4 x 9 1/4"), 338p., blue cloth stamped in gold. Last illustration slightly out of register else Fine in dust wrapper (dw chipped spine ends). First American edition of this marvelous fantasy adventure written by Gaze as well as illustrated by him. The story is about a little girl who meets all manner of strange gnomes, fairies and creatures after she goes to sleep at night. Illustrated by Gaze with 12 beautiful color plates plus many full and partial page fanciful line illustrations. Gaze was a New Zealand artist who "dominated the fairy genre in Australian children's books " after Ida Rentoul Outhwaite (See Muir History of Australian Children's Book Illus. p.77). Scarce in dust wrapper.