1931 Rare Victorian Book - Kate Greenaway - The Queen of the Pirate Isle
Author : Bret Harte. Illustrated by Kate Greenaway.
Title : The Queen of the Pirate Isle
Publisher : London and New York, Frederick Warne Co. Ltd.,no date (circa 1931).
Size : 9 "X 7 "
Pages : 64 pages
Binding : Very good full cloth binding (hinges fine, very light stain on front cover - as shown) in a protective removable mylar cover
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean)
Illustrations : Profusely illustrated with 28 colour plates.
The book : Nice edition of this exquisite volume illustrated by Kate Greenaway - Catherine Greenaway (17 March 1846 – 6 November 1901) -- a famous Victorian children's book illustrator and writer whose work influenced the children's style of the day. The only daughter of a successful draftsman and wood engraver, she studied graphic design and art between 1858 and 1869.
The author : Francis Bret Harte (August 25, 1836 – May 5, 1902) was an American short story writer and poet, best remembered for his short fiction featuring miners, gamblers, and other romantic figures of the California Gold Rush. In a career spanning more than four decades, he wrote poetry, plays, lectures, book reviews, editorials, and magazine sketches in addition to fiction. As he moved from California to the eastern U.S. to Europe, he incorporated new subjects and characters into his stories, but his Gold Rush tales have been most often reprinted, adapted, and admired.
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