1909 Scarce First Edition - Old Fashioned Fairy Tales illustrated by Margaret Ely Webb.
Author: WASHBURNE, Marion Foster. (Illustrated by Margaret Ely Webb).
Title: Old Fashioned Fairy Tales.
Publisher: Chicago - New York: Rand, McNally and Co., no date (1909). First edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size : 9.5 " X 7 ".
Pages: 102 pages.
Binding: Attractive and good original illustrated cloth binding (hinges are worn but tight - as shown, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. A rare find in any condition!
Content: Good content (bright. tight and clean, rare foxing - as shown, small ex-libris, inner joint of some plates slightly worn - as shown).
Illustrations: Nicely illustrated with 4 full-page color plates, illustrated endpaper, and some intext illustrations by Margaret Ely Webb.
The book: Scarce First edition of Old Fashioned Fairy Tales illustrated by Margaret Ely Webb.
The Illustrator: Margaret Ely Webb (1877–1965) was an American illustrator, printmaker, and bookplate artist. Webb was an important figure in the Arts and Crafts movement of the early 1900s. She was known for her intricate, pen-and-ink bookplate designs. According to the Santa Barbara Independent, "one critic, writing in August 1908, confessed that the beauty of Webb’s plates had shattered his prejudice against women artists." Webb created bookplates for notable Santa Barbarans, including her step-brother, Thomas M. Storke. In the 1940s, Webb took up woodblock printing as a medium for bookplates. She also painted watercolors and oils. Webb is primarily remembered for her work as an illustrator of children's literature; her illustrations also appeared in many magazines.
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