1917 Rare First Edition - The Way to Wonderland illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith.
Author: Marty Stewart. (Jessie Willcox Smith, illustrator).
Title: The Way to Wonderland by Mary Stewart, Author of Tell me a True Story, etc.; with Illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith, Decorations by Helen M. Barton.
Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1917. First Edition, first issue (Nudelman, A47).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 9" X 7".
Pages: 194 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good, near fine original illustrated full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. A rare find in such a nice condition!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, name of a previous owner on the first endpaper and ex-libris on first blank page - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the six wonderful full-page color illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith and the decorations by Helen M. Barton.
The book: This rare First edition of "The Way to Wonderland" is a beautiful amalgamation of enchanting narratives, captivating illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith, and delicate decorations. It is a valuable addition to any collector's library and a delightful journey into the realm of imagination for readers of all ages.
The author: Mary Stewart is an esteemed author celebrated for her capacity to weave riveting tales that resonate with readers across ages. She is also the author of the popular book "Tell me a True Story."
The illustrator: Jessie Willcox Smith (September 6, 1863 – May 3, 1935) was an American illustrator during the Golden Age of American illustration. She was considered "one of the greatest pure illustrators". A contributor to books and magazines during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Smith illustrated stories and articles for clients such as Century, Collier's, Leslie's Weekly, Harper's, McClure's, Scribners, and the Ladies' Home Journal. Among the more than 60 books that Smith illustrated were Louisa May Alcott's Little Women and An Old-Fashioned Girl, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Evangeline, and Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses.
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