1890 Scarce Victorian Edition - Holme Lee's Fairy Tales, illustrated.
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Author: Holme Lee (pseudonym of Harriet Parr).
Title: Holme Lee's Fairy Tales.
Publisher: London and New York, Frederick Warne and Co., no date (1890). New Revised Edition (stated).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5" X 5".
Pages: vi-511 pages + publisher's catalog.
Binding: Attractive and very good beautiful original gilt decorated full-cloth binding (hinges tight, upper rear hinge slightly worn - as shown, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. A rare find in any condition!
Content: Good content (tight, some light foxing and staining - as shown, small black ink stain on the outer margin of one illustration - as shown, small stamp of W.Bone&Son binder on the last endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the nice frontispiece and the fifteen full-page illustrations with their original tissue guard.
Estimate: (Scarce with no or few other copies in this binding variant available for sale worldwide).
The book: and very attractive edition of Holme Lee's Fairy Tales. Dive into the enchanted world of Holme Lee's Victorian fairy tales with this 1890 revised edition, showcasing a treasury of stories woven with the magic and whimsy of the era. The beautiful original cloth binding is illustrated with period artistry, inviting readers into the tales before even turning a page.
The author: Harriet Parr (1828–1900) was a British author of the Victorian era, who wrote under the pseudonym Holme Lee. The daughter of a commercial traveler, Parr was born in the English city of York on 31 January 1828.[ he never married and worked initially as a governess before finding success as a writer with her first book, Maude Talbot, in 1854. From then until 1883, Parr produced approximately one novel a year, all published by the London firm Smith, Elder & Co., under the pen name Holme Lee. Charles Dickens, having enjoyed one of Parr’s early books, purchased three stories from her for the Christmas numbers of his weekly magazines. One of these included a hymn that would later be republished in various Protestant hymnals in Britain and the United States. Parr also wrote several volumes of fairy tales for children, plus some works of non-fiction, most of the latter under her real name.
She lived for many years at Shanklin on the Isle of Wight, where she died on 18 February 1900.
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