The Fairy Book - Dinah Maria Craik, Warwick Goble (illustrator) 1913 - Macmillan and Co. Limited, London - First edition with these illustrations A beautifully bound example of one of the earliest collections of fairy tales from different countries, first published in 1863. With old English tales, such as Jack the Giant-killer and Tom Thumb, as well as German stories from Grimm, French tales of Perrault and Madame d'Aulnoy, and many other delightful and time-honored fairy tales. Stunningly illustrated by Warwick Goble with 32 colour plates.   Dinah Maria Craik [1826-87], also known as Miss Mulock, was an English novelist and poet, most widely known for her novel John Halifax, Gentleman.

Warwick Goble [1862-1943] was an illustrator of children's books, who specialised in oriental themes. After training at the City of London School and the Westminster School of Art, Goble began his career contributing illustrations to monthly such as Strand Magazine, Pearson's Magazine, and The Boy's Own Paper. He later progressed to book illustration becoming the first to illustrate H.G. Wells’
War of the Worlds, as well as exhibiting at the Royal Academy. In 1909, he became resident gift book illustrator for MacMillan and produced illustrations for The Water Babies, Green Willow, and Other Japanese Fairy Tales, The Complete Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, Stories from the Pentamerone, Folk Tales of Bengal, The Fairy Book, and The Book of Fairy Poetry. Later in life Goble gradually gave up illustration to pursue sculling, cycling, and travelling.

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  Finely bound by Bayntun-Riviere in full dark red morocco, the covers ornately hand-tooled in blind and gilt, the spine lettered and dated in gilt with one line panels, decorative centre tools and tooled bands, hand-marbled end-leaves, all edges gilt.   Condition: Fine   Ref: 105628   Price: HK$ 18,000