1930 Rare Book - Cicely Mary Barker - FLOWER FAIRIES OF THE AUTUMN.
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Author: Poems and Pictures by Cicely Mary Barker.
Title: FLOWER FAIRIES OF THE AUTUMN.
Publisher: London and Glasgow: Blackie & Son Limited., no date (circa 1930).
Size: 5.5" X 4.5".
Binding: Near fine original full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) in a very good dust jacket (price clipped) in a protective removable mylar cover. The back of the jacket has fifteen previous publications, the latest being Mrs. Bunny's Refugee.
Content: Very good, near fine content (bright, tight and clean - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with 24 beautiful color plates by Cicely Mary Barker.
The book: Rare and very nice edition with the dust jacket of this exquisite volume by Cicely Mary Barker. One of the great fairy texts, personifying every variety of flower of the Autumn with a fairy child.
The author: Cicely Mary Barker (June 28, 1895 - February 16, 1973) was the illustrator who created the famous Flower Fairies, in the shape of ethereal smiling children with butterfly wings. As a child she was greatly influenced by the works of the illustrator Kate Greenaway, whom she assiduously copied in her formative years. Her principal influence, however, which she duly credited, was the artwork of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Cicely was also influenced by the huge popular interest in fairies which developed from the Victorian enthusiasm for fairy stories and was epitomised by the immense popularity of J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan in the early part of the 20th century.
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