In The Fairy Ring. Florence Harrison.
In The Fairy Ring
In The Fairy Ring
In The Fairy Ring
In The Fairy Ring
In The Fairy Ring
In The Fairy Ring
In The Fairy Ring
In The Fairy Ring
In The Fairy Ring

In The Fairy Ring

London: Blackie & Son, [1908]. Quarto, measuring 10.5 x 8.5 inches: 63, [1]. Original ivory cloth decorated in gilt, pictorial endpapers, all edges gilt. Twenty-four full-color plates, illustrations throughout text. Light scattered foxing (heavier to first and last pages), rear endpapers toned, corners lightly bumped.

First edition of Florence Harrison's In The Fairy Ring, a collection of original fairy poetry accompanied by vibrant full-color plates, with additional line drawings on every page. A boy falls into the hands of trolls, pixies take over one household's chores, a fairy replaces mortal children with changelings, and a girl interviews the Man in the Moon: “no one thinks, for the gold I fling, / To send me a brave balloon; / Though the lovers gaze and the poets praise / My ways in many a rune, / They never try, till the day they die, / To bring the Man from the Moon." A sought-after illustrator in the Pre-Raphaelite vein, Harrison is celebrated for her contributions to books by Alfred Tennyson, Christina Rossetti, and William Morris, as well as her original work. A near-fine example of a Golden Age classic.

Price: $2,000.00

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