What an ENCHANTING collection of twenty-three short songs & poems about fairies; and we love the gorgeous fairy illustrations!!
Scarce collector's 1982 stated first edition vintage children's book - Fairy Poems for the Very Young . Illustrated by Beverlie Manson. Original pricing of 4.95 on top of back cover with Doubleday Balloon Picture.
Typography by David Gatti. Published by Doubleday & Co Inc., Garden City, NY. Copyright: Stated first edition, August, 1982. No dust jacket as issued. ISBN: 0385175426. Not ex-library.
GORGEOUS color illustrations, full page color plates; each painting a brilliant work of art. Few smaller color illustrations, and title page has beautiful round border of elves and fairies. Photos do not fully capture exquisite detail and color hues; wait until you see up close. Did we say WOW!
The Fairies Have Never a Penny to Spend; Fairy Song, Fairy Lore; Have You Watched the Fairies?, I Stood Against the Window by Rose Fyleman.
Finding Fairies by Marjorie Barrows; Fairy Umbrellas – Lucy Diamond; A Fairy Voyage; Fairy Frolic; Fairies by Eleanor Farjeon; Fairy Wings by Winifred Howard.
Around a Toadstool Table – Rowena Bennett; The Little Elf – John Kendrick Bangs; Children, Children Don't Forget, The Snow; The Spider's Web by Charlotte Druitt Cole and more.
AUTHORS : Eleanor Farjeon, Rose Fyleman, Rose Waldo, Marjorie Barrows, Philip Marston, Annette Wynne, Luch Diamond, Annie Rentoul, Alice Wilkins, Nellie Miller, Elizabeth Dillingham and others.
Rose Fyleman (1877–1957). A woman of exceptional talent, best known for her fairy poems. Translated many rare children's books from French and German to their first English editions. Editor of one of the first children's magazines " The Merry Go Round". Born in Nottingham, England. Perhaps this magical setting led to her belief in fairies. Whatever the cause, we are blessed by many lovely fairy poems from this gifted author.
Oversize folio, laminated pictorial cover in gift quality condition. MINT cardstock pages. Fine vintage condition. Binding tight. Pages fine/bright/clean-no wear that we see. Cover near fine-near fine/bright/clean/ very light shelfwear.
Do not pass up this must have fairy gem; will make a FABULOUS gift!!
Priced to SELL; retail value of this highly collectible book in this beautiful condition can be up to $200!!