1890 Scarce Victorian Book - WHISPERS from the FAIRYLAND by Charles Roper
Author : Roper, Charles. Illustrated by Tom Charman.
Title : Whispers From Fairyland: New and Original Fairy Tales.
Publisher : Manchester: John Heywood, no date ( circa 1890's). First thus.
Language : Text in English
Size : 7 " X 5 "
Pages : 210 pages
Binding : Attractive and very good full decorated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Good content (bright and tight, endpaper darkened, some scattered light foxing - as shown).
Illustrations: Profusely illustrated by Tom Charman.
The book : Rare and very attractive edition of this Fairy Tales book. A rare find with such a good binding condition. "Whispers from Fairyland new and original fairy tales by Charles Roper illustrated by Tom Charman The young people will find Mr Roper a most entertaining companion his Whispers from Fairyland show him to be familiar with the fairy folk in an unusually intimate manner and such intimacy makes him particularly well able to tell tales concerning the doings of the little people In an introductory chapter Mr Roper takes his young readers into his confidence and relates all that he knows about fairies and their ways then he tells eleven stories with such attractive titles as The Enchanted Giant The Musical Tailor Hum Dum Twiddle Uee Totty Nipkin the Dwarf and Wrong Side Up The very names are such as to awaken the interest of all lovers of fairy land that is to say of every young child into whose hands the bright little book falls Nor are the child's anticipations likely to be disappointed Mr Roper has largely based his fairy tales on actual folk stories gathered in different parts of the country and this fact adds a fresh value to a particularly entertaining collection." (from British Books, Volume 63,1895 - Bibliography).
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