1853 Rare First Edition Book ~ Adventures in FAIRY-LAND by Richard Henry Stoddard.
Author: Richard Henry Stoddard. (illustrator, Oertel).
Title: Adventures in FAIRY-LAND.
Publisher: Boston, Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1853. First Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7 "X 5 ".
Pages: (4 catalogue pages), 240 pages.
Binding: Very good and attractive original decorated full cloth binding with blind-stamped covers and gilt decorated spine (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean rare light foxing and staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 6 charming full-page engravings from designs by (Kaspar) Oertel.
The book: Rare first edition of Adventures in FAIRY-LAND, six fantasy stories aimed at children, by the American poet & critic Stoddard.
The author: Richard Henry Stoddard (born July 2, 1825, Hingham, Mass., U.S.—died May 12, 1903, New York, N.Y.), American poet, critic, and editor, more important as a figure in New York literary circles in the late 19th century than for his own verse. Abraham Lincoln, An Horatian Ode (1865) and parts of Songs of Summer (1857) and The Book of the East (1867) can still be read with interest. Adventures in Fairyland ( was first published in 1853.
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