1921 - Tanglewood Tales by Nathaniel 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 (c1921). 1st Edition- 1st Printing- [1921 on copyright page, no other printings mentioned].
Language : Text in English
Size : 11" X 9 "
Pages : 261 pages
Binding : Attractive and very good original cloth binding (overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content :Very good content (bright, tight and clean).
Illustrations : Complete with the announced 22 illustrations, ten of which (including frontis) are full-colour, full-page with captioned tissue guards.
Estimate: (USD 450 - USD 650 )
The book : Attractive and rare first edition of the Tanglewood Tales beautifully illustrated by Virginia Frances Sterrett. A rare find in any condition!
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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