1910 Rare 1st Edition - Folk Tales from Many Lands by Lilian Gask illustrated by Willy Pogany.
Author: Lilian Gask. (Willy Pogany, illustrator).
Title: Folk Tales from Many Lands retold by Lilian Gask.
Publisher: London, Calcutta, Sydney, George G. Harrap & Company Limited, no date (1910). First illustrated edition by Willy Pogany.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 " X 6 ".
Pages: viii-252 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original full cloth illustrated binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Good to very good content (bright and tight, foxing mainly on the preliminary pages and outer edge - as shown, names of previous owner on the first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete 8 exquisite full-page color plates, full-page & in-text black&white illustrations by Willy Pogany.
The book: Rare and attractive first edition illustrated by Pogany of Lilian Gask's Folk Tales from Many Lands including: The Story of the Ten Sources, Silence!, The Bell of Atri, Snow White, Godfrey the Little Hermit, The Two Gifts, Aïcha's Strategem, The Emperor and the Abbot, Prince Ivan and The Grey Wolf, The Monk and the Bird of Paradise, The Mouse Tower, etc.
The illustrator: William Andrew Pogany (born Vilmos András Pogány; August 24, 1882 – July 30, 1955) was a prolific Hungarian illustrator of children's and other books. He is best known for his pen and ink drawings of myths and fables. A large portion of Pogany's work is described as Art Nouveau. Pogany's artistic style is heavily fairy-tale orientated and often feature motifs of mythical animals such as nymphs and pixies. He paid great attention to botanical details. He used dreamy and warm pastel scenes with watercolors, oil paintings, and especially pen and ink. Painstakingly detailed and confident, Pogany's pen and ink pieces portray the true extent of his talent.
The author: Lilian Fanny Gask (1865, Marylebone–17 November 1942, Camberwell) was an author of children's books. She was the eldest of six children of Charles Gask, merchant, and his wife Fanny, née Edis. Her brother, Arthur Gask, was also a writer.
In 1891, she was recorded in the England and Wales Census as being employed as a "pupil nurse" in London. In 1904, her first book, Dog Tales, was published. This was the first of about thirty books published during her lifetime. She frequently collaborated with Dorothy Hardy, a noted animal and equine illustrator.
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