1867 Scarce First English Edition - The Princess Ilsée, A Fairy Tale by Marie Petersen.
Author: Marie Petersen. Eugene Froment, illustrator.
Title: The Princess Ilsée, A Fairy Tale.
Publisher: London, Saunders, Oatley, and Co., 1867. First English Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 9.5" X 8".
Pages: xiv-59 pages + publisher's catalog.
Binding: Very good original blue full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing - as shown, gift note of a previous owner on the first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with all the beautiful illustrations by Eugene Froment.
Estimate: (Scarce with no or few other copies available for sale worldwide).
The book: A scarce first English edition of "The Princess Ilsée, A Fairy Tale" by Marie Petersen, published in 1867 by Saunders, Oatley, and Co., London. This enchanting fairy tale is brought to life with the exquisite illustrations of Eugene Froment, making it a captivating read for both children and adults. Its rarity and the charm of its illustrations make it a valuable collector's item for enthusiasts of fairy tales and Victorian literature.
The author: Marie Petersen, an acclaimed writer of fairy tales, is known for her ability to weave magical narratives that capture the imagination. Her stories often feature strong, adventurous heroines and have been treasured by generations of readers. The illustrator, Eugene Froment, adds a visual depth to the tale with his detailed and whimsical illustrations, enhancing the reader's experience of this classic fairy tale.
The illustrator: Eugene Froment was a distinguished 19th-century illustrator known for his intricate and imaginative artwork, particularly in the realm of children's literature and fairy tales. His style, characterized by delicate lines and a whimsical, dreamlike quality, captured the essence of the stories he illustrated and brought them to life for readers. Froment's illustrations were celebrated for their ability to transport readers into the magical worlds of the tales, making him a sought-after illustrator of his time. His contributions to "The Princess Ilsée" and other works stand as a testament to his artistic skill and his enduring impact on the field of illustration.
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