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RARE 1948 'Anthology of Children's Literature' Fairy Tales - N.C. Wyeth Paintings, Mythology, Poetry, Fairies
RARE gem indeed. Childhood's most beloved story-time friends will be found in one superb volume and richly illustrated pages!!
Collector's 1948 scarce original second edition children's vintage hardcover book - Anthology of Children's Literature. BRILLIANT paintings by N.C. Wyeth.
Outstanding anthology, all the literary greats in this one superb volume. There are 1114 pages, and 963 selections from around the world including nursery rhymes, poetry, epics, mythology, folklore, fiction, and non-fiction.
Edited by Edna Johnson, Carrie E. Scott and Evelyn R. Sickels. Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, New York, Riverside Press, Cambridge, Copyright, 1935, 1948. Not ex-library.
14 full pages color plates, color illustrated endpapers, and title page by N.C. Wyeth. Superb black & white drawings by well known illustrators:
A.B. Frosts - Brer Fox and Tar Baby from Uncle Remus, Warren Chappell, Steel Savage, Howard Pyle & more. Photos do not fully capture color hues; wait until you see. WOW!
Appendices include notes on storytelling, history of children's literature, illustrators of children's books, children's book awards, graded reading lists, and biographical sketches.
Sections are divided into tales, poetry, heroic literature and narratives set to music. Titles are also indexed for suggested age groups. Extensive index.
Fairy Tales, Poetry, and FAIRY selections including: The Fairies, Fairies of the Calden Low, Fairy Shoes, Little Elf, The Visitor, The Grasshopper & more,
Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes and Nonsense Verses, Baby Rhymes, Epics, Mythology, Legends, Hero Stories, Folklore That Has Inspired Good Music. Folk Tales: Scandinavian, Chinese, Spanish, French, Scottish, Russian, Japanese,
Fables – Aesop's Fables, Literary Fables, Jakata Tales, Arabian Tales, Ballads, Games, Fiction, Non-fiction, Nature, Animals, Birds and Insects, Christmas Lyrics, Old Testament Stories, Bible Stories.
CELEBRATED writers include:
Kate Greenaway, Robert Louis Stevenson, William Wordsworth, Robert Frost, Elizabeth Barret Browning, Rudyard Kipling, Walt Whitman,
Hans Christian Andersen, Andrew Lang, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Amy Lowell, Alfred Tennyson, Walter De La Mare, Jean de la Fontaine, Shakespeare,
Charles Perrault, William Allingham, Clement C. Moore, Kenneth Grahame, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Hugh Lofting, James Thurber, Sara Teasdale...
Helen Bannerman's – Story of Little Black Sambo
Joel Chandler Harris – Wonderful Tar Baby Story, Brer Rabbits Astonishing Prank
Wanda Gag – Millions of Cats, Margery Clark – The Poppy Seed Cakes
Felix Salten – How Bambi Found the Meadow,
Rose Fyleman - Fairy Went A-Marketing,
Lewis Carroll - Walrus and the Carpenter and more,
Dr. Seuss – 500 Hats of Bartholomew
Newell Convers Wyeth (1882 – 1945), American artist, realist painter and illustrator. Raised on a farm, studied under Howard Pyle. Popular drawings depicted American West and classics - Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Robin Hood. His son great American painter "Andrew Wyeth" was artistically trained by him.
Heavy hardcover, original light khaki linen-like cloth boards, turquoise & maroon illustration of Alice in Wonderland, Robin Hood. Vibrant illustrations on cardstock pages, bright & clean. 1114pp, 9" x 6.6". Binding tight.
Excellent vintage condition overall. Pages excellent/bright/clean/tight/most fine. Light wear some pp includes few pp natural print creases-few dog ear corners/light buckling/1pp light edge chipping-creases. Fep/bind-little loose.
Cover very good++/bright/mostly clean-light corner bump-light peek-light edgewear-light chipping-fray-light toning. Back few small spots. Spine more shelfwear-see photo.
Do not pass up this Hhard-to-find masterpiece; will make a FABULOUS gift!!
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