1880 Scarce Victorian Book - Fairy Fine-Ear's Fancies by Helen Marion Burnside
Author : Helen Marion Burnside; Jessie Watkins.
Title : Fairy Fine-ear's fancies. 1st series. The Mermaid & the Zoophite -- Swinging -- The Fairies and the bees -- The Dewdrop & the skylark.
Publisher : London ; & New-York : Sochl & Nathan, no date (circa 1880). First edition.
Language : Text in English
Size : 7 " X 8 "
Pages : Unpaginated
Binding : Good and attractive original decorated cardboard and cloth binding (slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Good content (printed in brown, endpaper hinges cracked but still tight, gift note on first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations : Including wonderful illustrations by Jessie Watkins.
Estimate: (USD 250 - USD 500)
The book : Scarce. A rare find in any condition! Words by Helen Marion Burnside ; illustrated by Jessie Watkins.
The author: Helen Marion Burnside (1841-1923). Born on September the 14th, 1841, in Bromley-by-Bow, Middlesex (London), probably at Manor field House, near the beautiful Bromley Hall, perhaps the oldest brick building in London, Helen lost her hearing aged 13 as a result of scarlet fever. She was a talented artist, and had a picture exhibited at the Royal Academy when quite young; “before she was nineteen years of age the Royal Academy accepted one of her pictures of fruit and flowers, and, later, a couple of portraits in crayons” (The Strand).
She published many lyrics and poems, and it seems that over six thousand of her verses were put into Christmas cards over the years, as well as 150 of her songs being put to music.
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