This out-of-print masterpiece is a prestigious Newbery Honor Medal winner!!
Collector's 1928 first edition, first printing children's antiquarian hardcover book - The Fairy Shoemaker And Other Fairy Poems. SUPERB Boris Artzybasheff art!
Enchanting collection of five fairy tales in poem form by literary greats: William Allingham, Walter de la Mare and Matthew Arnold. Extraordinary illustrations; woodblock prints by award winning artist Boris Artzybasheff. Numerous brilliant full page & double page black & white plates.
Publisher: Macmillan, New York, Copyright, 1928 first edition, on copyright page: set up and electrotyped, published October, 1928, true first printing. No ISBN. Not ex-library.
Poetry and Stories: The Fairy Shoemaker & Fairies by William Allingham, Sleepy Head & Berries by Walter de la Mare, and The Forsaken Merman by Matthew Arnold. Come visit a magical fantasy world of fairies, leprechaun, elves & Kings. Animals of every kind in these kingdoms: Cat, Dog, Snake, Fish, Serpent & more.
Boris Artzybasheff's artwork is recognized world wide. Born in Russia, came to US in early 1900s. Created over 200 covers for TIME magazine, World War II drew charts, maps, graphs and insignia for US State Department.
Hardcover, green cloth boards, iridescent cloth striped pattern & gilt, yellow endpapers. Illustrations MINT. 144 ivory cardstock pages, 8" x 6". Binding tight. Fine vintage condition overall. Pages fine/bright/crisp/clean/ffep inscrition. Cover near fine/excellent/bright/clean/light general shelfwear. We cannot believe how bright and beautiful pages are; incredible condition for almost an antique.
Do not pass up this very rare collector's gem; will make a FABULOUS gift!!