1894 Scarce LIMITED 1st EDITION #27/125 - More CELTIC FAIRY TALES by Joseph Jacobs Illustrated by John D. Batten.
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Author: Joseph Jacobs (Selected and edited).
Title: More Celtic Fairy Tales.
Publisher: London: David Nutt, 1894. LIMITED FIRST EDITION. Number 27 of 125 copies printed on Japanese vellum and signed by the publisher, eight full-page plates, each appearing in two states! A rare find!
Language: Text in English.
Size : 10 " X 7 ".
Pages: xii-234 pages.
Binding: Attractive and near fine, finely bound half calf leather over marbled boards, gilt titles on red morocco squares to spine, top edge gilt (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good, near fine content (bright, tight, and clean, name of a previous owner on the first blank - as shown).
Illustrations: Wonderfully illustrated by John D. Batten. Including eight full-page plates, each appearing in two states, each with a tissue guard, plus numerous in-text illustrations.
Estimate: (USD 1000- USD 1250)
The book: Attractive and scarce limited first edition to this sequel to Celtic Fairy Tales beautifully illustrated by John D. Batten. The 27th of 125 copies printed on Japanese vellum and signed by the publisher.
The author: Joseph Jacobs (29 August 1854 – 30 January 1916) was an Australian folklorist, translator, literary critic, social scientist, historian, and writer of English literature who became a notable collector and publisher of English folklore. His work went on to popularize some of the world's best-known versions of English fairy tales including "Jack and the Beanstalk", "Goldilocks and the three bears", "The Three Little Pigs", "Jack the Giant Killer" and "The History of Tom Thumb". He published his English fairy tale collections: English Fairy Tales in 1890 and More English Fairy Tales in 1893[a] but also went on after and in between both books to publish fairy tales collected from continental Europe as well as Jewish, Celtic, and Indian fairytales which made him one of the most popular writers of fairytales for the English language.
The illustrator: John Dickson Batten (8 October 1860 – 5 August 1932), born in Plymouth, Devon, was an English painter of figures in oils, tempera, and fresco and a book illustrator and printmaker. He was an active member of the Society of Painters in Tempera, with his wife Mary Batten, a gilder.
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