1895 Scarce Book - Exquisite binding - English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs illustrated
Author : Joseph Jacobs (Selected and edited)
Title : English Fairy Tales
Publisher : New York, David Nutt, 1895.
Language : Text in English
Size : 8 " X 6 "
Pages : 227 pages
Binding : Attractive and fine half leather binding signed by J.S. Fellowes on last endpaper, in a slipcase in matching marbled covering.
Content : Good content (tight and clean, some foxing and staining throughout - mostly on title page - as shown).
Illustrations : Profusely illustrated with wood-engraved frontispiece and illustrations by John D. Batten.
The book : Attractive and scarce editon of the Fairy Tales of the British Empire by Joseph Jacobs. A rare find in this exquisite binding!
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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