1868 Scarce Victorian Book - An Old Fairy Tale The Sleeping Beauty with illustrations by R. Doyle
Author : A versification by J. R. Planché of Perrault's tale, with illustrations by Richard Doyle.
Title : An Old Fairy Tale : The Sleeping Beauty.
Publisher : London, George Routledge and Sons, 1868. First Edition.
Language : Text in English
Size : 9 " X 7 "
Pages : 51 pages
Binding : Good original cloth binding (overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (tight and clean, rare foxing and staining).
Illustrations : Profusely illustrated with wood-engraved frontispiece and illustrations by the Brothers Dalziel after Richard Doyle.
Estimate: (USD 250 - USD 400 - according to Heritage Auction Sale in 2012)
The book : Attractive and scarce editon of the Sleeping Beauty illustrated by Richard Doyle. A rare find in any condition! "The frontispiece . . . is a masterwork of sensitive line and expert engraving and printing . . . [Sleeping Beauty] remain[s] among his (Richard Doyle) finest work"--Engen. Richard Doyle. pp. 137-8.
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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1868 Scarce Victorian Book - An Old Fairy Tale The Sleeping Beauty with illustrations by R. Doyle Price List