[London]: Chapman & Hall Ltd., circa 1910.
Hardcover. "Many poets affirm that if we only kept our own eyes open we should discover that the true fairy-land is really our own world, or a part of it..." So the poet Alfred Noyes writes in his circa 1910 treasure trove of fairy poetry. In sections entitled "The Fairy Life," "Witches' Cauldrons and Blasted Heaths," "Come Unto These Yellow Sands," "Flower-Fairies," "Enchanted Woods," "Airy Mountain and Rushy Glen," "The Faery Voyager," and "Last Echoes," you'll find "glimpses of the world beyond the casement" through the fairy-centric verse of the great English poets Shakespeare and Milton, Shelley and Yeats, Sir Walter Scottt, Christina Rossetti, Sir Alfred, Lord Tennyson, G. K. Chesterton and more, illustrated throughout in truly enchanting visions by Stephen Reid in frontispiece, illustrated title page, two full-page illustrations, and over 25 vignettes of fairies of all shapes and sizes, as well as witches, mermaids (or sea-fairies if you will), and fairy-tale folk of all kinds.
7 7/8" X 5 7/8". xx, 390pp, [i]. No date, plates dated 1908. Red cloth over boards, with fairy and Art Nouveau embellishments stamped in gilt to upper board and spine, both lettered in kind. Mild wear to binding, with some soiling to cloth, spot of rubbing to top corner, gentle bumping, and faint sunning to spine. Prize bookplate to front pastedown, awarded to one Muriel Barnes by Weekly Independent Art Studentship Competition for Excellence in Pen and Ink Drawing, July 1913. Toning to endpapers. Binding is firm and sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. Illustrated throughout in frontispiece, illustrated title page, two full-page illustrations, and over 25 enchanting vignettes of fairies of all shapes and sizes, as well as witches, mermaids (or sea-fairies if you will), and princesses. Very good. Item #5759