1894 Scarce Book - A Book of Fairy Tales Retold By S. Baring Gould, Illustrated by A. J. Gaskin.
Author : Sabine Baring-Gould. (Illustrated by Arthur Joseph Gaskin).
Title : A Book of Fairy Tales retold by S. Baring Gould.
Publisher : New York, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1894. Scarce First US Edition.
Language : Text in English
Size : 8 " X 6 "
Pages : ix-243 pages
Binding : Attractive and very good original full cloth binding with a gilt dragon on spine (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean, gift note of a previous owner on first endpaper - as shown.).
Illustrations : Profusely illustrated with drawings by Arthur Joseph Gaskin.
Estimation : (USD 200 - USD 300)
The book : Very rare and attractive first American edition of the Book of Fairy Tales retold by Sabine Baring Gould and beautifully illustrated by Arthur Joseph Gaskin.
The Author : The Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould (28 January 1834 – 2 January 1924) of Lew Trenchard in Devon, England, was an Anglican priest, hagiographer, antiquarian, novelist, folk song collector and eclectic scholar. His bibliography consists of more than 1240 publications, though this list continues to grow. His family home, the manor house of Lew Trenchard, near Okehampton, Devon, has been preserved as he had it rebuilt and is now a hotel. He is remembered particularly as a writer of hymns, the best-known being "Onward, Christian Soldiers" and "Now the Day Is Over". He also translated the carol "Gabriel's Message" from the Basque language to English.
The Illustrator : Arthur Joseph Gaskin RBSA (16 March 1862 – 4 June 1928) was an English illustrator, painter, teacher and designer of jewellery and enamelwork. Gaskin and his wife Georgie Gaskin were members of the Birmingham Group of Artist-Craftsmen, which sought to apply the principles of the Arts and Crafts movement across the decorative arts. Like many of the group, Gaskin studied at the Birmingham School of Art under Edward R. Taylor and later taught there.
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