1940 The Story of Miss Jemima, RARE Color Illustrations, Fairy Tale, Mystery, Walter de la Mare

Collector's 1940 out-of-print children's antiquarian hardcover book - The Story of Miss Jemima. Hard-to-find color illustrations by Nellie Farnam.

An ENCHANTING fairy tale with a bit of mystery too, that brings forth a child's imagination. Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap, New York, Published by arrangement with Basil Blackwell, London, Copyright, 1940. No isbn. Not ex-library.

Written by award winning author Walter de la Mare, one of the leading English poets and novelists of twentieth century. Foreword by Edith Lowe. SUPERB color illustrations & exquisitely detailed black & white drawings. Several brilliant full page color plates & color frontispiece. Photos do not fully capture color hues; wait until you see up close. WOW!

Foreword:

Childhood has its fancies; and sometimes age believes in childhood's fancies too. Or do you think it was actually there – that fairy-like creature in the churchyard seventy five years ago? You will have to make up your mind – Walter de la Mare does not say. Some parts of England are famous for their fairies and fairy tales, and perhaps the countryside described here is one!!

PLOT:

Grandmother tells story of her experience as little girl w/ Miss Jemima, her uncle's housekeeper and experience in churchyard. Originally printed in "Broomsticks and Other Tales". Miss Jemima is only story with fairy.

Hardcover, beautiful vibrant yellow pictorial boards front & back-blue cloth spine. Pictorial endpapers lovely blue drawings. 55 quality cardstock pages, 8" x 7". Illustrations bright & clean. Binding tight. Excellent vintage condition. Pages excellent/bright/clean/light wear-1 text pp 3"tear(not on writing)/title pp 2 name stamps. Cover very good/good/bright-shelfwear-spinewear-edgewear-scuffing-rubbing-corners bumped-peeking.

Children's literature at its finest; each painting a stunning work of art. Will make a FABULOUS gift!!

Item ID: BK1782

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