1915 Scarce 1stED Book - Sackville's FAIRY TALES - THE TRAVELLING COMPANIONS Illustrated by Florence Anderson.
Author: Lady Margaret Sackville (Florence Mary Anderson, illustrator).
Title: THE TRAVELLING COMPANIONS and other stories for Children.
Publisher : London: Simpkin Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. LTD, 1915. First Edition with Florence Anderson's illustrations.
Language: Text in English.
Size : 9.5 " X 7.5 ".
Pages: 132 pages.
Binding: Good and still attractive decorated original full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn, soiled and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Good content (tight and clean, some foxing and toning/offsetting of pages - as shown, bottom outer corner of 2 pages chipped without affecting the text or the illustration - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the twelve wonderful color plates and many black and white drawings within the text by Florence Anderson.
Estimate: (USD 350 - USD 500)
The book: Scarce and attractive First illustrated edition of Sackville's FAIRY TALES - THE TRAVELLING COMPANIONS - with stories of fairies, goblins, witches, gnomes, dragons, princes & princesses. A rare find in any condition!
The illustrator: Florence Mary Anderson (1889-1945) ' the children's illustrator and writer was born at Greenock, Scotland on 23 June 1889, the fourth child of John, a wealthy sugar merchant and his second wife Mary Matilda (née Matthews), In 1908, at the age of 19, Florence Anderson applied to attend afternoon classes in drawing and painting at the Glasgow School of Art. The formal art training she acquired in Glasgow provided Florence with a foundation on which she could develop her interpretative skills as an author and illustrator. Having completed her studies at Glasgow, she won a scholarship for a year’s course in drawing and painting at Bradford College of Art and then, in 1912, another scholarship to the Slade School of Fine Art under the tutelage of Henry Tonks (1862-1937). Her studies completed, she joined a coterie of artists and writers, each with their own subject specialty, who regularly contributed to Little Folks and other titles in Cassell’s range of periodical publications. She also began working for Simpkin Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co, initially on a cover and 16 signed full-color plates for The Dream Pedlar by Lady Margaret Sackville.
The author: Lady Margaret Sackville (24 December 1881 – 18 April 1963) was an English poet and children's author. Born at 60 Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, Sackville was the youngest child of Reginald Windsor Sackville, 7th Earl De La Warr. She was a second cousin of Vita Sackville-West.
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