1914 Rare First Edition - A YEAR WITH THE FAIRIES by Anna M. Scott illustrated by Marion T. Ross.
Author: Anna M. Scott. Illustrated by Marion T. Ross.
Title: A YEAR WITH THE FAIRIES.
Publisher: Chicago, P.F. Volland & Co., 1914. First Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 11 " X 8 ".
Binding: Attractive and very good original illustrated quarter cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed mainly on the edges and corners of the covers - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. A rare find in such a nice condition!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the illustrated fairy endpapers and the 47 wonderful full-page color illustrations by Marion T. Ross
Estimate: (USD 600 - USD 1000)
The book: Very attractive and uncommon Volland's book beautifully illustrated by Marion T. Ross. A wonderful book!
The Illustrator: M.T. Ross, who was affectionately nicknamed "Penny", was an illustrator and comic artist in the early twentieth century. He lived in Oak Park, Illinois and had his studio in downtown Chicago. He was one of the first co-workers of Walt Disney, as well as a close friend of R.F. Outcault, with whom he developed 'Buster Brown'. M.T. "Penny" Ross moved to Southern California in 1926 to work for RKO and other studios as a set designer.
He created the newspaper comic 'Mamma's Angel Child' in 1908. It became extremely popular and was syndicated in 25 major newspapers nationwide for fifteen years, including the Chicago Tribune and the Baltimore American Newspaper. He illustrated children's books like 'The Flower Babies Book', 'The Flower Children', 'Butterfly Babies' (written by Elizabeth Gordon), 'Bird Children', 'A Year with the Fairies' and 'Animal Children'.
He died in 1937 in Oakland, California, at age 56 from a heart attack.
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