The Book of Fairy Poetry

Edited by Dora Owen.

GOBLE, Warwick / TOLKIEN, J.R.R.

GOBLE, Warwick The Book of Fairy Poetry Edited by Dora Owen.

Longmans, 1920.

First edition. 4to. Grey cloth with lettering and vignettes in blue. Pictorial endpapers are in grey with a wonderful white peacock and a childlike fairy. Sixteen colour plates mounted onto grey art paper, all bright, just a tiny corner crease to the frontis. Fifteen black and white drawings. The illustrations are really beautiful, with strong colours and fairy scenes. A near fine, bright copy.

The last gift book to be illustrated by Goble, originally published at one guinea. This is an anthology of fairy verse. It includes a wonderful selection of fairy rhymes, songs and fairy lore. Old favourites like Christina Rossetti's "Goblin Market" are included, as are poems by Florence Harrison, William Alllingham, Keats and Walter de la Mare. Also has the wonderful fairy scenes from William Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream. Of significant interest to fans of J.R.R. Tolkien is the inclusion of his poem "Goblin Feet", which has a wonderful colour plate to accompany it.

Stock ID: 39167

£450.00

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