1889 Scarce First Edition - Songs of Fairy Land inscribed by Edward T. Mason, Illustrated by Maud Humphrey.
1889 Scarce First Edition - Songs of Fairy Land inscribed by Edward T. Mason, Illustrated by Maud Humphrey.
1889 Scarce First Edition - Songs of Fairy Land inscribed by Edward T. Mason, Illustrated by Maud Humphrey.
1889 Scarce First Edition - Songs of Fairy Land inscribed by Edward T. Mason, Illustrated by Maud Humphrey.
1889 Scarce First Edition - Songs of Fairy Land inscribed by Edward T. Mason, Illustrated by Maud Humphrey.
1889 Scarce First Edition - Songs of Fairy Land inscribed by Edward T. Mason, Illustrated by Maud Humphrey.
1889 Scarce First Edition - Songs of Fairy Land inscribed by Edward T. Mason, Illustrated by Maud Humphrey.
1889 Scarce First Edition - Songs of Fairy Land inscribed by Edward T. Mason, Illustrated by Maud Humphrey.
1889 Scarce First Edition - Songs of Fairy Land inscribed by Edward T. Mason, Illustrated by Maud Humphrey.
1889 Scarce First Edition - Songs of Fairy Land inscribed by Edward T. Mason, Illustrated by Maud Humphrey.
1889 Scarce First Edition - Songs of Fairy Land inscribed by Edward T. Mason, Illustrated by Maud Humphrey.
1889 Scarce First Edition - Songs of Fairy Land inscribed by Edward T. Mason, Illustrated by Maud Humphrey.
1889 Scarce First Edition - Songs of Fairy Land inscribed by Edward T. Mason, Illustrated by Maud Humphrey.
1889 Scarce First Edition - Songs of Fairy Land inscribed by Edward T. Mason, Illustrated by Maud Humphrey.
1889 Scarce First Edition - Songs of Fairy Land inscribed by Edward T. Mason, Illustrated by Maud Humphrey.
1889 Scarce First Edition - Songs of Fairy Land inscribed by Edward T. Mason, Illustrated by Maud Humphrey.
1889 Scarce First Edition - Songs of Fairy Land inscribed by Edward T. Mason, Illustrated by Maud Humphrey.
1889 Scarce First Edition - Songs of Fairy Land inscribed by Edward T. Mason, Illustrated by Maud Humphrey.
1889 Scarce First Edition - Songs of Fairy Land inscribed by Edward T. Mason, Illustrated by Maud Humphrey.
1889 Scarce First Edition - Songs of Fairy Land inscribed by Edward T. Mason, Illustrated by Maud Humphrey.
1889 Scarce First Edition - Songs of Fairy Land inscribed by Edward T. Mason, Illustrated by Maud Humphrey.
1889 Scarce First Edition - Songs of Fairy Land inscribed by Edward T. Mason, Illustrated by Maud Humphrey.
1889 Scarce First Edition - Songs of Fairy Land inscribed by Edward T. Mason, Illustrated by Maud Humphrey.
1889 Scarce First Edition - Songs of Fairy Land inscribed by Edward T. Mason, Illustrated by Maud Humphrey.
1889 Scarce First Edition - Songs of Fairy Land inscribed by Edward T. Mason, Illustrated by Maud Humphrey.
1889 Scarce First Edition - Songs of Fairy Land inscribed by Edward T. Mason, Illustrated by Maud Humphrey.
1889 Scarce First Edition - Songs of Fairy Land inscribed by Edward T. Mason, Illustrated by Maud Humphrey.
1889 Scarce First Edition - Songs of Fairy Land inscribed by Edward T. Mason, Illustrated by Maud Humphrey.

1889 Scarce First Edition - Songs of Fairy Land inscribed by Edward T. Mason, Illustrated by Maud Humphrey.

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Author: Edward T. Mason (compiled by). Maud Humphrey (illustrator).

Title: Songs of Fairy Land.
Publisher: New York and London, G.P. Putnam's Sons, no date (1889). First Edition inscribed by Edward T. Mason.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 5.5" X 4".
Pages: xiv-252 pages + publisher's catalog.
Binding: Good original gilt decorated pictorial cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed and worn - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edge gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, some light foxing and staining - as shown, nice inscription by Edward T. Mason the compiler on the fourth blank page - as shown, small chip to the outer edge of the first page of the publisher's catalog - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with all the full-page and in-text illustrations by Maud Humphrey.

Estimation: (Scarce with no or few other copies available for sale worldwide).

The book: A scarce first edition of "Songs of Fairy Land," compiled by Edward T. Mason and illustrated by Maud Humphrey, published around 1889 by G.P. Putnam's Sons. This collection of fairy-themed songs and poems is a charming and whimsical exploration of fairy lore and fantasy. The book's gilt decorated pictorial cloth binding and Maud Humphrey's illustrations make it an attractive and collectible piece.

The compiler: Edward T. Mason, known for his literary compilations, brought together these fairy-themed songs and poems. His inscription in the book adds a personal touch and historical significance to this edition.

The illustrator:  Maud Humphrey, a renowned illustrator of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, was known for her charming and delicate illustrations, often of children and fairy-like figures. Her work in this collection likely adds a delightful visual dimension to the songs and poems, enhancing their fairy-tale quality.


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