1875 Rare Richard Doyle Book - In FAIRYLAND : A Series of Pictures from the ELF-WORLD. 2nd EDITION.
Author : Doyle, Richard; Allingham, William.
Title : In Fairyland - A Series of Pictures from the Elf World by Richard Doyle. With a poem by William Allingham
Publisher : London, Longsman, Green, and Co., 1875. Second Edition (stated).
Language : Text in English.
Size : Large 15 " X 11 ".
Pages : 31 pages + 16 color plates.
Binding : Attractive and Very good original cloth binding (overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright and tight, some foxing and staining throughout - as shown, signature of a previous owner on first endpaper - as shown, some nicely repaired closed tears - as shown, one plate repaired with old scotch - as shown). A rare find in any condition!
Illustrations : Profusely and beautifully illustrated with 16 color cull-page plates by Richard Doyle. (Complete).
Estimate : (USD 1200 - USD 2000)
The book : Attractive and rare second edition of this wonderful Collection of 36 fairy and elf illustrations on sixteen plates by Doyle. One of the masterpieces of Victorian colour printing. As Percy Muir describes it in his Victorian Illustrated Books (1971), In Fairyland "has 16 colour plates many with more than one subject to a page, and there is not one bad one among them. Edmund Evans surpassed himself in the printing of the blocks. 'In Fairyland' is widely considered Richard Doyle's finest work.
The illustrator: Richard "Dickie" Doyle (18 September 1824 – 10 December 1883) was a notable illustrator of the Victorian era. His work frequently appeared, amongst other places, in Punch magazine; he drew the cover of the first issue, and designed the magazine's masthead, a design that was used for over a century.
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