1909 Rare First Edition - The Forest Foundling by Sam Hield Hamer illustrated by Harry Rountree.
Author: Sam Hield Hamer. Harry Rountree, illustrator.
Title: The Forest Foundling by S. H. Hamer illustrated by Harry Rountree.
Publisher: London, Duckworth and Co. 1909. First Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 9" X 7.5".
Pages: x-109 pages
Binding: Good original illustrated full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn, soiled and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. A rare find in any condition!
Content: Good content (tight, some light foxing and staining - as shown, gift note of a previous 1910 owner on the first blank pages - as shown, few small close margin tears nicely repaired by a previous owner - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the beautiful 8-color and 33 black and white illustrations by Harry Roundtree.
Estimate: (Scarce with practically no other copy available worldwide).
The book: Attractive and rare first edition of The Forest Foundling by S. H. Hamer beautifully illustrated by Harry Rountree.
The author: "Sam Hield Hamer (27 July 1869 – 6 February 1941) was an English writer and editor, mostly for children, but was also well-regarded as a travel writer.
Born in Islington, a son of John Hamer, a Justice of the Peace, and Sarah Sharp Hamer (née Heaton), a writer, the young Sam was educated at the City of London School. In 1886, at the time of the real general election in July, the school conducted a mock election, and the boys voted for a Liberal government to be led by Hamer. He left school that year to take up a position with the publishers Cassell and Company, where he rose to join the editorial staff and stayed with the firm until 1907, serving as editor of Little Folks from 1895 to 1907. He was a member of the National Liberal Club. He is credited with ""discovering"" Arthur Rackham as an illustrator."
The illustrator: Harry Rountree (26 January 1878 – 26 September 1950) was a prolific illustrator working in England around the turn of the 20th century. Born in Auckland, New Zealand, he moved to London in 1901, when he was 23 years old.
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