1921 Rare First Edition in Calf Binding - Tanglewood Tales by N. Hawthorne illustrated by Virginia Frances Sterrett.
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne. Virginia Frances Sterrett, illustrator.
Title: Tanglewood Tales. Illustrated by Virginia Frances Sterrett.
Publisher: Philadelphia, The Penn Publishing Company, no date (1921). First Edition.
Language: Text in English
Size: 11.5" X 9".
Pages: 261 pages
Binding: Attractive and fine modern blue full calf leather binding (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover. A beautiful and elegant binding!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, original illustrated endpaper bound in at the beginning of the book - as shown, original front cover and spine bound in at the rear of the book - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the announced 22 wonderful illustrations by Virginia Frances Sterrett, ten of which (including frontis) are full-color, full-page with captioned tissue guards.
Estimate: (USD 600 - USD 800)
The book: Attractive and rare first edition of the Tanglewood Tales beautifully illustrated by Virginia Frances Sterrett. A rare find in such a nice binding!
The illustrator: Virginia Frances Sterrett (1900–1931) was an American artist and illustrator. Sterrett received her first commission at the age of 19 (shortly after she was diagnosed with tuberculosis) from the Penn Publishing Company to illustrate Old French Fairy Tales (1920), a collection of works from the 19th-century French author, Comtesse de Ségur (Sophie Fedorovna Rostopchine).
A year after the publication of Old French Fairy Tales, a new title including commissioned works from Sterrett was presented by the Penn Publishing Company—Tanglewood Tales (1921). From 1923, in failing health, Sterrett was able to work on projects for short periods of time only and as a result, she was able to complete just one further commission prior to her death—her own interpretation of Arabian Nights (1928). Her best-known work is the suite of illustrations for Arabian Nights (1928). She died of tuberculosis
The author: Nathaniel Hawthorne (July 4, 1804 – May 19, 1864) was an American novelist, dark romantic, and short story writer.
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