Rarely have research and artistry combined to produce such a MASTERPIECE!!
COLLECTOR'S 1978 first edition, first printing hardcover book - Faeries. Described and illustrated by Alan Lee & Brian Froud. Has hard-to-find original unclipped dust jacket with special pricing $14.95 until Dec.31,1978 on right, $17.50 left. Pages are mint!
Edited and designed by David Larkin. Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, New York, Copyright, 1978 Rufus Publications Inc. TRUE First Edition, First printing. Not ex-library. Not later reprint. Not book club. ISBN: 08109-0901-4.
Faeries explore a whole new world of magic charged with the wild beauty of creatures that do not live by human rules. Theirs is a realm of wonder, exquisite delight & enchanted danger.
Alan Lee & Brian Froud have made a study of the world of Faerie. Going to old sources, they examined myths and legends, sorted fact from fancy, and illuminated their findings with EXTRAORDINARY drawings & full color paintings. 185 brilliant watercolor illustrations, 147 full page color plates and black & white drawings. Photos do not fully capture exact color hues & detail; wait until you see. WOW!
Alan Lee, Academy Award winner "Lord of the Rings" film, other books include, centenary edition-The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and The Children of Húrin. Lee and Froud have written several other faerie books, as well as many film contributions including; The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth and Legend.
All faerie types are identified and pictured: water fairies, goblins, elves, pixies, tree faeries, dryads, land-goblins, dwarfs, leprechauns. Renderings of other denizens of faeries, stranger breeds, such as the Fachan, a one-armed, one-legged oddity from the Scotland highlands and the Jack-in-Irons, a "Yorkshire giant who haunts lonely roads."
Information on their favorite haunts, pastimes and ways of life are drawn from the Celtic stories, and the great oral traditions of the English language, writers and poets. W.B. Yeats, Christina Rosetti is only two of the many.
Oversize heavy quarto hardcover, unclipped DJ flap, $14.95 until Dec.31, 1978 right, left $17.50. Original cream textured cloth boards, brilliant gilt illustration & titles. Illustrated endpapers. 208 MINT glossy cardstock pages. Binding tight. Fine vintage condition.
Pages fine/bright/clean/no shelfwear that we see. Cover near fine/bright/clean/gilt mint/minimal shelfwear. DJ excellent/bright/clean/light general shelfwear includes light yellowing-rubbing-scuffing. No tears or writing. A rare find in this nice condition!
Do not pass up this collector's gem; will make a FABULOUS gift for yourself or someone special in your life!!