All edges gilt. Frontispiece and fifteen wood-engraved plates printed in colour by Edmund Evans, many plates incorporating three or four smaller images. Numerous black and white vignettes. A bright copy of this classic work. Mild foxing to the top edge. 64 Pages. Contents clean and binding tight.
“Doyle’s most sought after work is the folio, In Fairyland.., a masterpiece of book-illustration and an outstanding example of the colour printing of the equally well-known Edmund Evans (1826-1905), a craftsman whose work for Walter Crane, Randolph Caldecott, Kate Greenaway and other writers and illustrators, put him at the top of his profession. In Fairyland, the text supplied by a poem by William Allingham (1824-1829), is one of the finest books ever produced for children, and from the collector’s point of view, a most desirable item to add to any library of juvenile works…” (Eric Quale – Collector’s Book of Children’s Books)
Publisher: Webb & Bower
Date Published: 1979
Publication Place: London
Condition: Very good.
Binding: Hardcover. Green cloth with gilt lettering and decoration to cover and spine. Some light edgewear with sunning to the boards. Small soil marks on the rear cover.
Dimensions: 38.5 x 28cm