Item #7973 A Book of Elfin Rhymes. Norman, Carton Moorepark.

A Book of Elfin Rhymes

London: Art Books Publishing Ltd, 2018.

Hardcover. 9 1/2" X 7 1/2". Unpaginated. Very mild shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges of pictorial blue cloth over boards. Pages are bright, clean, and unmarked. Binding is firm and sound.

This charming children's book, written by an anonymous author known only as "Norman," first published in 1900 and now extremely rare, features 11 rhymes that capture the mysterious and sometimes ridiculous world of goblins, witches and fairies. Children and parents alike will delight at these stories of naughty imps and elves who love to play pranks, tease and make mischief on humans, animals and one another. And while few of these fairy tales have a happy ending, all of them offer the reader a moral lesson of sorts.

Each verse is accompanied by several drawings by illustrator Carton Moore Park in either one, two or three simple colors in a style that not only conveys the magic of the fairy realm, but is also strikingly modern in character.

This facsimile edition is bound with a silkscreened cloth cover and printed on high-quality paper to create a collectible object that recipients young and old will treasure long into adulthood. It is the latest volume in a series of special facsimiles of historic illustrated children's titles selected and produced by Art / Books. Very good +. Item #7973
ISBN: 9781908970398

Price: $20.00