1906 Scarce Book - THE FAIRY TALES by George Macdonald illustrated by Arthur Hughes.
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Author: George MacDonald (illustrated by Arthur Hughes). Edited by Greville MacDonald.
Title: FAIRY TALES.
Publisher: London, Arthur C. Fifield, 1906. Second edition. This collected edition was first published in 1904.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages: vii-435 pages + publisher's catalog.
Binding: Very good and attractive original full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown, gift note of a previous owner on the first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Beautifully illustrated with 13 full-page illustrations by Arthur Hughes.
Estimate: (Scarce with no or few other copies for sale worldwide).
The book: Scarce and very nice collected edition of Macdonald's Fairy Tales including The Light Princess, The Giant's Heart, The Golden Key, The Shadows, Little Daylight, Cross Purposes, The Carasoyn, The Day Boy and the Night Girl.
The author: George MacDonald (10 December 1824 – 18 September 1905) was a Scottish author, poet and Christian minister. He was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll. His writings have been cited as a major literary influence by many notable authors, including W. H. Auden, J. M. Barrie, Lord Dunsany, Hope Mirrlees, Robert E. Howard, L. Frank Baum, T.H. White, Lloyd Alexander, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Walter de la Mare, E. Nesbit, Peter S. Beagle, Neil Gaiman and Madeleine L'Engle. C. S. Lewis wrote that he regarded MacDonald as his "master": "Picking up a copy of Phantastes one day at a train-station bookstall, I began to read. A few hours later", said Lewis, "I knew that I had crossed a great frontier." G. K. Chesterton cited The Princess and the Goblin as a book that had "made a difference to my whole existence".
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