1910 Rare 1st Edition - The BLUE LAGOON by H. De Vere Stacpoole illustrated by Willy Pogany.
Author: Henry De Vere Stacpoole. (Willy Pogany, illustrator).
Title: The BLUE LAGOON. With Thirteen Illustrations in Colour by Willy Pogany.
Publisher: London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1910. First illustrated edition by Willy Pogany.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 9 " X 6 ".
Pages: 326 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good, near fine, Art Nouveau full cloth elaborately gilt-decorated binding (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean).
Illustrations: Illustrated with 13 exquisite color plates by Willy Pogany.
Estimate: (USD 250 - USD 350)
The book: Attractive first edition illustrated by Pogany of The Blue Lagoon. The story centers on two cousins, Dicky and Emmeline Lestrange, who are marooned with a galley cook on an island in the South Pacific following a shipwreck. The galley cook, Paddy Button, assumes responsibility for the children and teaches them how to survive, cautioning them to avoid the "arita" berries, which he calls "the never-wake-up berries"...
The illustrator: William Andrew Pogany (born Vilmos András Pogány; August 24, 1882 – July 30, 1955) was a prolific Hungarian illustrator of children's and other books. He is best known for his pen and ink drawings of myths and fables. A large portion of Pogany's work is described as Art Nouveau. Pogany's artistic style is heavily fairy-tale orientated and often feature motifs of mythical animals such as nymphs and pixies. He paid great attention to botanical details. He used dreamy and warm pastel scenes with watercolors, oil paintings, and especially pen and ink. Painstakingly detailed and confident, Pogany's pen and ink pieces portray the true extent of his talent.
The author: Henry De Vere Stacpoole (9 April 1863 – 12 April 1951) was an Irish author, born in Ireland in Kingstown (now Dún Laoghaire). His best-known work is the 1908 romance novel The Blue Lagoon, which has been adapted into multiple films. He published using his own name and sometimes the pseudonym Tyler De Saix.
After a brief career as a ship's doctor, which took him to numerous exotic locations in the South Pacific Ocean, later used in his fiction, he became a full-time writer, able to live comfortably after the success of The Blue Lagoon.
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