1911 Rare Edition - AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND by George MacDonald.
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Author: George MacDonald.
Title: At the Back of the North Wind. With twelve full-page illustrations in colour and seventy-six text illustrations in black-and-white.
Publisher: London, Glasgow and Bombay, Blackie and Son Limited, 1911. First Blackie Edition with gilt roses on front cover (later editions had yellow flowers).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 " X 6 ".
Pages: 391 pages.
Binding: Very good and attractive original decorated full-cloth covered boards with gold stamped lettering and roses and a pictorial pastedown on front cover (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edge gilt. The Art Nouveau binding is typical of Blackie in this period, complete with stylized Glasgow gilt roses.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown, prize gift note of a previous 1910 owner on the half-title page - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 12 full-page color illustrations by Frank C Pape and the seventy-six black and white drawings. This new edition is the first thus with Pape's color plates keeping Arthur Hughe's illustrations in the text. A wonderful and uncommon edition!
The book: A timeless edition of George MacDonald's AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND, a classic children's tale of fantasy and adventure. This particular Blackie edition, distinguished by its gilt roses on the front cover, is a rare find for collectors and enthusiasts of the Art Nouveau period.
The author George MacDonald (10 December 1824 – 18 September 1905) was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. He is recognized for his pioneering role within the fantasy genre, with his works being a profound influence on writers like C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Madeleine L'Engle.
The illustrator: Frank Cheyne Papé (1878–1972) was an English artist and book illustrator, best known for his ethereal and fantastical art that graces numerous classics. His vibrant color plates and intricate black-and-white drawings for this edition bring MacDonald's story to vivid life, offering readers a visual journey as captivating as the narrative itself.
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