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Peeps Into Fairyland
Thornton Butterworth, London, 1924. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine Condition/Good. Illustrator: Horace J Knowles. Horace J Knowles ( 1884 - 1954 ), author and illustrator. Known mostly for his biblical illustrations. He also worked with his brother Reginald K Knowles, on many illustrations for books e.g. Legends from Fairyland). His style, similar to that of his brother, has often been described as Art Nouveau. Book - in Fine [much better than Very Good] beige/light tan cloth with gilt titles and vignettes to spine and front cover - minor bumping to the extreme corners and slight bumping to the extreme ends of the spine. Contents, some browning to the illustrated paste downs and to the illustrated free front and rear end paper, a touch browning to the pages, previous owner has put their name in ink in the 'This book belongs to....' box & then a neat 'From Mummy and Dad October 23rd 1928' to the free front end paper otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. This copy is preserved in its original pictorial dust wrapper which is in good condition but with some loss and small tears to the edges and corners, however, to the back of the jacket there is a piece missing to the top edge but it is so rare to find an edition complete with its jacket, a jacket in any condition is so hard to find. Size: 12 inches tall by 9.5 inches. 89 pages. Full page colour frontispiece, plus 5 full page colour illustrations, pictorial endpapers and line drawings on each of the 92 pages. All the illustrations are by the author.. Illustrator: Horace J Knowles. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 750gms-1kgm. Category: Fiction; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 9132..
      [Bookseller: John T. & Pearl Lewis]
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