THE FAIRY BOOK
by Mrs. Dinah Craik
Illustrated by Warwick Goble
Published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd.. 1st. 1913
Very good condition. "The best popular fairy stories selected and rendered anew by the author of John Halifax, Gentleman". Originally published in 1863, this is the first edition with Warwick Goble illustrations. Large, heavy format. Blue-green cloth with elaborate gilt decoration to front cover and gilt title and decorations to spine. 32 beautiful colour plates with captioned tissue guards. 378 pages, top edge gilt. Large format.
Spine and corners bumped and slightly rubbed. A few very light marks to covers. Endpapers lightly browned. Front joint is cracked as are a couple of hinges. Small piece of surface paper damage to page 100 and verso of plate where possibly pages were lightly stuck together. Foxing throughout else contents clean. This copy would make a wonderful gift.
Stock no. 1306490