1926 Rare Book - THE LIGHT PRINCESS by George Macdonald, First illustrated edition by Dorothy P. Lathrop.
Author: George MacDonald (illustrated by Dorothy P. Lathrop).
Title: THE LIGHT PRINCESS.
Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company, 1926. First Illustrated Edition by Dorothy P. Lathrop.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 6.5 " X 5 ".
Pages: 133 pages.
Binding: Very good and attractive original decorated 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).
Illustrations: Beautifully illustrated with a color frontispiece and 13 full-page illustrations and other in-text illustrations by Dorothy P. Lathrop.
Estimate: (USD 150 - USD 175)
The book: Rare and very nice First Illustrated Edition by Dorothy P. Lathrop of THE LIGHT PRINCESS.
The author: George MacDonald (10 December 1824 – 18 September 1905) was a Scottish author, poet and Christian minister. He was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll. His writings have been cited as a major literary influence by many notable authors, including W. H. Auden, J. M. Barrie, Lord Dunsany, Hope Mirrlees, Robert E. Howard, L. Frank Baum, T.H. White, Lloyd Alexander, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Walter de la Mare, E. Nesbit, Peter S. Beagle, Neil Gaiman and Madeleine L'Engle. C. S. Lewis wrote that he regarded MacDonald as his "master": "Picking up a copy of Phantastes one day at a train-station bookstall, I began to read. A few hours later", said Lewis, "I knew that I had crossed a great frontier." G. K. Chesterton cited The Princess and the Goblin as a book that had "made a difference to my whole existence".
The Illustrator: Dorothy Pulis Lathrop (April 16, 1891 – December 30, 1980) was an American writer and illustrator of children's books.
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