1921 Rare First Edition - WELSH FAIRY TALES by William Elliot Griffis. Illustrated by George Carlson.
Title: WELSH FAIRY TALES. Illustrated in color.
Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Company, no date (1921). First Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 " X 5.5 ".
Pages: 204 pages.
Binding: Very good original full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn, soiled and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. A rare find in any condition!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown, endpapers inner hinges worn but still tight - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the four beautiful full-page illustrations in color by George Carlson.
The book: Scarce and very good first edition of WELSH FAIRY TALES Illustrated in color by George Leonard Carlson. Including: Welsh Rabbit and Hunted Hares, The Mighty Monster Afang, The Two Cat Witches, How the Cymry Land Became Inhabited, The Boy that was Named Trouble, The Golden Harp, The Great Red Dragon of Wales, The Treasure Stone of the Fairies, The Welsh Fairies hold a Meeting, The Lady of the Lake, The Fairy Congress, The Sword of Avalon, & many more.
The author: William Elliot Griffis (September 17, 1843 – February 5, 1928) was an American orientalist, Congregational minister, lecturer, and prolific author.
The illustrator: George Leonard Carlson (1887 - September 26, 1962) was an illustrator and artist with numerous completed works, perhaps the most famous being the dust jacket for Gone with the Wind. He is cited by Harlan Ellison as a "cartoonist of the absurd, on a par with Winsor McCay, Geo. McManus, Rube Goldberg or Bill Holman." Comic book scholar Michael Barrier called him "a kind of George Herriman for little children". In the Harlan Ellison Hornbook preface to his essay on Carlson, Ellison relates how he contacted Carlson's daughters and attempted to get the material they sent him preserved in a museum or archive, to no avail. According to Paul Tumey of Fantagraphics, Carlson's book Draw Comics! Here's How - A Complete Book on Cartooning (Whitman, 1933) was included in an exhibit on Art Spiegelman in the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit in 2009.
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