1901 Scarce First Edition - BUTTERFLY FAIRY BOOK illustrated by Richard Doyle.
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Title: Butterfly Fairy Book.
Publisher: London, Dean & Son, Limited, no date (1901). First Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 " X 5.5 ".
Pages: 428 pages + publisher's catalog.
Binding: Attractive and very good, near fine, original full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing - as shown, school book prize dated 1901 on the first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the frontispiece and 24 wonderful illustrations by Richard Doyle.
Estimate: (Scarce with no other copy available for sale worldwide).
The book: Attractive and scarce edition of the Doyle Butterfly Fairy Book. Consisting of 20 Fairy Tales including "Eastward of the Sun and Westward of the Moon", "Snow-White and Rosy-Red". A very scarce Fairy Book with only two copies on WorldCat.
The illustrator: Richard "Dickie" Doyle (18 September 1824 – 10 December 1883) was a notable illustrator of the Victorian era. His work frequently appeared, amongst other places, in Punch magazine; he drew the cover of the first issue and designed the magazine's masthead, a design that was used for over a century.
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