1904 Scarce Book - BUTTERFLY FAIRY BOOK illustrated by Richard Doyle. 1stED.
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Author: Richard Doyle.
Title: Butterfly Fairy Book
Publisher: London: Dean & Son., no date. (1904). First Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 " X 6 ".
Pages: 428 pages + catalogue.
Binding: Very good and attractive original cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown). under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edge gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, some light foxing, and staining - as shown, gift note of a previous owner on the blank page at the back of the frontispiece illustration - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 24 wonderful illustrations by Richard Doyle.
Estimate: (Scarce with practically no other copy available 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 2 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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