1896 Rare First Edition - The BOOK of WONDER VOYAGES by Joseph Jacobs Illustrated by J.D. Batten.
Author: Joseph Jacobs (Selected and edited by). (John D. Batten, illustrator).
Title: The BOOK of WONDER VOYAGES.
Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company,1896. First American Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8.5 " X 7 ".
Pages: viii-224 pages.
Binding: Attractive and near fine original full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, some foxing or staining mainly on the title and preliminary pages - as shown).
Illustrations: Profusely illustrated with a wood-engraved frontispiece, 6 full-page illustrations, and some in-text illustrations by John D. Batten.
The book: This First American Edition of "The Book of Wonder Voyages" is a delightful journey into a world of fantasy and adventure. Selected and edited by the renowned folklorist Joseph Jacobs, this book is a valuable collection of enchanting tales that have entertained readers for generations. Including: The Argonauts, The Voyage of Maelduin, Hasan of Bassorah, The Journeyings of Thorkill and Eric The Far-Travelled, Notes.
The author: Joseph Jacobs (29 August 1854 – 30 January 1916) was an Australian folklorist, literary critic, social scientist, historian, and writer of English literature who is notable for his work in the field of folklore and mythology. His collections of fairy tales continue to charm readers of all ages.
The illustrator: John Dickson Batten (8 October 1860 – 5 August 1932) was a British figure painter, book illustrator, and printmaker. He is best known for his enchanting illustrations which bring a unique visual perspective to classical tales. His illustrations in this edition contribute greatly to its charm and appeal.
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