1928 Rare First Edition - ARABIAN NIGHTS illustrated by Virginia Frances Sterrett.
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Author: Hawthorne, Hildegarde, editor. Illustrated By Virginia Frances Sterrett.
Title: ARABIAN NIGHTS.
Publisher: Philadelphia, The Penn Publishing Company, no date (1928). First Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 11" X 9 ".
Pages: 308 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good, near fine, original cloth binding (overall slightly scuffed - as shown, gilt on spine slightly faded - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, two tissue guard sheets protecting the illustrations slightly creased - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with 16 wonderful color illustrations and 20 black&white drawings by Virginia Frances Sterrett.
Estimate: (USD 850 - USD 1000)
The book: Attractive and rare first edition of the Arabian Nights beautifully illustrated by Virginia Frances Sterrett. A rare find in such a beautiful 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.
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