1911 Rare First Edition - STORIES from the PENTAMERONE Illustrated by Warwick GOBLE. Neapolitan Fairy Tale.
Author: Warwick GOBLE (Illustrator). Basile, Giambattista (Author). Strange, E[dward] F[airbrother] (Editor).
Title: STORIES FROM THE PENTAMERONE.
Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co. Limited, 1911. First Edition illustrated by Warwick GOBLE.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 10 " X 8 ".
Pages: xii-303 pages.
Binding: Attractive and near fine original full gilt decorated red cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown, rare small close tears to outer margin of few pages and some outer blank margins cut short without affecting the text - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with all the wonderful 32 color plates by Warwick Goble.
The book: Rare, beautifully illustrated, and attractive first edition illustrated by Goble of The Pentamerone, subtitled Lo cunto de li cunti ("The Tale of Tales"), a seventeenth-century Neapolitan fairy tale collection by Italian poet and courtier Giambattista Basile. Beautifully illustrated by Warwick Goble!
The illustrator: Warwick Goble (22 November 1862 – 22 January 1943) was an illustrator of children's books. He specialized in Japanese and Indian themes.
Goble was born in Dalston, north London, the son of a commercial traveler, and educated and trained at the City of London School and the Westminster School of Art. He worked for a printer specializing in chromolithography and contributed to The Pall Mall Gazette and The Westminster Gazette.
The author: Giambattista Basile (February 1566 – February 1632) was an Italian poet, courtier, and fairy tale collector. His collections include the oldest recorded forms of many well-known (and more obscure) European fairy tales. He is chiefly remembered for writing the collection of Neapolitan fairy tales known as Il Pentamerone.
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