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Arthur Conan DOYLE.
The Coming of the Fairies.
New York: George H. Doran Company, 1922. Author: Arthur Conan DOYLE. Title: The Coming of the Fairies. Publisher: New York: George H. Doran Company,1922. First US Edition. Language: Text in English. Size : 8.5 " X 6 ". Pages: vi-196 pages. Binding: Very good original full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover. Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean - as shown, name of a previous owner on first endpaper). Illustrations: Complete with the frontispiece portrait and the 14 illustrations (including the Cottingley Fairies photographs). *** The book: Rare and very nice first US edition of this book on The Cottingley Fairies. The Cottingley Fairies appear in a series of five photographs taken by Elsie Wright (1901 1988) and Frances Griffiths (1907 1986), two young cousins who lived in Cottingley, near Bradford in England. In 1917, when the first two photographs were taken, Elsie was 16 years old and Frances was 9. The pictures came to the attention of writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who used them to illustrate an article on fairies he had been commissioned to write for the Christmas 1920 edition of The Strand Magazine. Doyle, as a spiritualist, was enthusiastic about the photographs and interpreted them as clear and visible evidence of psychic phenomena. Public reaction was mixed; some accepted the images as genuine, others believed that they had been faked. A rare find in any condition! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: MFLIBRA Antique Books [MONTREAL, QC, Canada]
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