1923 Rare First Octavo Edition - THE FAIRY BOOK Illustrated in color by Warwick Goble.
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Author: Warwick GOBLE (Illustrator). Mrs. Dinah CRAIK.
Title: The Fairy Book. The Best Popular Fairy Stories Selected and Rendered Anew.
Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co. Limited, 1923. First Octavo Edition illustrated by Warwick GOBLE.
Language: Text in English.
Size : 8.5 " X 6 ".
Pages: viii-231 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good, near fine full gilt decorated red cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean - as shown). Top edge gilt. Light foxing on outer edges.
Illustrations: Complete with all the wonderful 16 color plates by Warwick Goble.
The book: Rare, beautiful, and attractive first octavo edition of this work with the beautiful 16 illustrations by Warwick GOBLE.
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 traveller, 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.
The author: Dinah Maria Craik (born Dinah Maria Mulock, also often credited as Miss Mulock or Mrs. Craik) (20 April 1826 – 12 October 1887) was an English novelist and poet. She is best remembered for her novel John Halifax, Gentleman, which presents the ideals of English middle-class life.
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