1880 Scarce SIGNED 1stED - KARL and THE QUEEN OF QUEER-LAND (The Fairy of The Moonbeam).
Author : Corbett, Mrs. E[lizabeth] T.
Title : KARL AND THE QUEEN OF QUEER-LAND. (The Fairy of The Moonbeam).
Publisher : New York: American Book Exchange, 1880. First Edition. Signed by the author on top of title page.
Language : Text in English.
Size : 7 " X 5.5 ".
Pages : viii-148 pages.
Binding : Attractive, rare and good original illustrated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed, top of spine slightly worn - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. A rare find in any condition!
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare foxing and staining, signed by the author on top of title page).
Illustrations : Nicely illustrated with a frontis and full page illustrations.
The book : Scarce and attractive Signed First edition of Karl and the Queen of Queer-Land. (The Fairy of The Moonbeam). A scarce copy from the auctioned collection of Adrian Homer Goldstone--John Steinbeck's bibliographer. Poems, fables, and verses reprinted from Harper's Magazine and Scribner's "St. Nicholas"--in the 1870's and 80's. This is the only known signed copy of this book from the author available. No dustjacket as issued.
The Author : Mrs. Elizabeth T. Corbett ( -1899) was the author of nonsense verses. Very little is known about Elizabeth Corbett. Her known stand-alone works, with publication dates, are:
- Karl and the Queen of Queerland, 1880;
- 3 Wise Old Couples, 1881;
- "Jack and Jill" Comic Opera in 2 Acts, 1883;
- The Fairy of the Moonbeam, or Karl's Queer Stories, 1885 (probably a reprint of the 1880 book);
- Rustic Rhymes and Ballads: Comic Opera in 2 Acts, 1888.
She is referred to as a "popular poet of the late 1800's", and there are presumably additional poems of hers published in magazines of the times (e.g. "My Visit to Utopia"). All of her books were originally published in New York, so the location and dates of publications are consistent with a known gravestone for "Elizabeth T. Corbett" in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York (unknown-July 8, 1899).
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