1926 Rare First Edition - Fairy Tales from India edited and illustrated by Katharine Pyle.
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(Description)Author: Pyle, Katharine (Edited and illustrated by).
Title: Fairy Tales from India.
Publisher: Philadelphia & London, J. B. Lippincott Company, 1926. First edition illustrated by Katharine Pyle.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 9.5 " X 7.5 ".
Pages: vii-229 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original red full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown, gilt on spine faded - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, ex-libris of Dr. Richard Klein on the first endpaper - as shown, gift note of a previous owner on the second blank page - as shown, small piece of old tape on the last endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the very nice 12 full-page color plates by Katharine Pyle.
The book: Rare first illustrated edition of Fairy Tales from India, beautifully illustrated by Katharine Pyle.
The illustrator: Katharine Pyle (November 23, 1863 – February 19, 1938) was an American artist, poet, and children's writer. Born in Wilmington, Delaware, the youngest offspring of William Pyle and Margaret (Painter), she was the sister of author and artist Howard Pyle. She was educated at the Women's Industrial School and the Drexel Institute then studied at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women and the New York Art Students' League. She lived in Wilmington her whole life, except for four years in New York during the 1890s. Her art was exhibited at the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893. She found work as an illustrator no later than 1895, but her first major success occurred in 1898 with The Counterpane Fairy. Over the course of her career, she wrote over 30 books and illustrated the works of others. Her works appeared in the Ladies' Home Journal and Harper's Bazaar. The Delaware Art Museum now has a substantial collection of her manuscripts. She co-authored a collection of 24 whimsical stories entitled The Wonder Clock (1888), with her brother Howard.
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