1890 Scarce First Edition Book - Return of the Fairies by Charles J. Bellamy Illustrated by Charles W. Reed.
Author: Charles J. Bellamy. (Charles W. Reed, illustrator).
Title: Return of the Fairies.
Publisher: Springfield, Little Folks Publishing Company, Springfield, Mass, 1899. First edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 "X 7 ".
Pages: 182 pages
Binding: Very good and attractive decorated full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn, soiled and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edge gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, some light foxing and staining - mainly to the preliminary and last pages - as shown, small cold stamp of a previous owner on the first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with all the beautiful illustrations by Charles W. Reed.
Estimate: (Scarce with practically no other copy available worldwide).
The book: Scarce First edition of Bellamy's Return of the Fairies including Story of a Christmas Eve, Story of the Three Fishes, Story of the Enchanted Cave, Story of the Bad Boy, Story of the Golden Key, Story of the Magic Mirror, beautifully Illustrated by Charles W. Reed.
The illustrator: Charles Wellington Reed (1841 – 1926) was an American soldier who fought with the Union Army in the American Civil War. Reed received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for actions taken on July 2, 1863 during the Battle of Gettysburg. After the war, Reed pursued art as a profession and became an illustrator. He contributed illustrations to The Boston Globe and also painted landscapes and portraits in his Boston studio.
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