1912 Rare First Edition - The Fairies and the Christmas Child illustrated by Willy Pogany.
Author: Lilian Gask. (Willy Pogany, illustrator).
Title: The Fairies and the Christmas Child.
Publisher: London, G. G. Harrap & Co. no date (1912). First illustrated edition by Willy Pogany.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8.5 " X 7 ".
Pages: 260 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good, near fine, original full cloth elaborately gilt-decorated binding (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edge gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 21 wonderful color and black and white illustrations by Willy Pogany.
Estimate: (USD 500 - USD 650).
The book: "The Fairies and the Christmas Child" by Lilian Gask, with enchanting illustrations by Willy Pogany, offers a timeless journey into a world of fantasy and wonder. This first illustrated edition showcases the magic of storytelling and artistry.
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: Lilian Fanny Gask (1865, Marylebone–17 November 1942, Camberwell) was an author of children's books. She was the eldest of six children of Charles Gask, merchant, and his wife Fanny, née Edis. Her brother, Arthur Gask, was also a writer.
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