1915 Rare First Edition - Here is Faery Illustrated by Percy Leason.
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Author: Frank Wilmont (pseudonym Furnley Maurice). Percy Leason, illustrator.
Title: Here is Faery Illustrations and Decorations by Percy Leason.
Publisher: Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane, George Robertson & Co. Propy. Ltd., no date. (1915). First Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 10" X 7.5".
Pages: 112 pages.
Binding: Very good original quarter cloth binding over paper covers (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Good to very good content (tight, some foxing throughout mainly on the outer edges - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the page decorations, the color frontispiece, and the four additional full-page illustrations by Percy Leason.
The book: Beautiful First Edition of this Australian book. "Here is Faery" is an enchanting exploration into the realm of faeries, skillfully brought to life through the art of Percy Leason. Published in 1915, this rare first edition is a treasure for collectors and enthusiasts of fairy lore and illustration. The book, spanning 112 pages, delves into the whimsical and mystical world of faeries, with Leason's illustrations providing a visual feast that complements the ethereal theme. Including two plays, five tales of Australian fairies and seven poems.
The author: Frank Leslie Thomson Wilmot (6 April 1881 – 22 February 1942), who published his work under the pseudonym Furnley Maurice, was a noted Australian poet, best known for To God: From the Warring Nations (1917). He wrote the verses and some of the prose in Here is Faery, published in 1915.
The illustrator: Percy Alexander Leason (23 February 1889 – 11 September 1959) was an Australian political cartoonist and artist who was a major figure in the Australian tonalist movement. As a painter and commercial artist, his works span two continents. Percy Leason is renowned for his ability to capture the essence of fantasy and enchantment. His work in "Here is Faery" stands as a testament to his artistic prowess. The book features a color frontispiece and four additional full-page illustrations, alongside intricate page decorations. Each piece by Leason is a blend of charm and detail, inviting readers into a magical world that transcends the ordinary. His illustrations are not just embellishments; they are gateways into the heart of faery folklore, making this book a significant contribution to the genre of fantasy illustration.
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