1920 Rare First Edition - THE BOOK OF FAIRY POETRY Illustrated in color by Warwick Goble.
Author: Warwick GOBLE (Illustrator). Dora Owen (editor).
Title: The Book of Fairy Poetry, Edited by Dora Owen, Illustrated by Warwick Goble.
Publisher: London, Longmans, Green and Co., 1920. First Edition illustrated by Warwick GOBLE.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 10 " X 8 ".
Pages: 378 pages.
Binding: Attractive and near fine original full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edge gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean - as shown, two images lower left corner slightly creased - as shown, endpaper lightly toned - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with all the wonderful 16 color plates by Warwick Goble & their tissue guards.
Estimate: (USD 600 - USD 700)
The book: Rare and exquisite first edition of a compilation of fairy and fantasy poems from some of the most significant names in literature, such as William Shakespeare, John Milton, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Robert Louis Stevenson, William Butler Yeats, and J.R.R. Tolkien. The illustrations by Warwick Goble are stunningly beautiful and captivating. Notably, Goble's illustration for Tolkien's poem "Goblin Feet" marks the first time that Tolkien's writing was accompanied by an illustration.
The illustrator: Warwick Goble (22 November 1862 – 22 January 1943) was an illustrator of children's books. He specialized in Japanese and Indian themes.
Goble was born in Dalston, north London, the son of a commercial traveler, and educated and trained at the City of London School and the Westminster School of Art. He worked for a printer specializing in chromolithography and contributed to The Pall Mall Gazette and The Westminster Gazette.
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