A Gift from Fairy Land.

[Paulding (James Kirke)]

A Gift from Fairy Land.

Tales and Legends. One Hundred Fanciful Embellishments.

Description: FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, illustrated additional title engraved in blue, numerous illustrations and decorations after designs by John G. Chapman, including a full-page ornament engraved in red and an elaborate initial in brown, double-ruled pages throughout, occasional spots on initial and final leaves, pp. [vi], vi, [ii], 174, [ii], 8vo, original Hunter green grained cloth, covers with elaborate blind-blocked corner pieces and gilt-blocked pictorial oval vignettes, spine richly gilt, gilt edges, corners slightly knocked, very good

Publication Details: Charles Tilt, 1840

Notes: Featuring the stories Fiorella, The Philosopher and Fairy Ring, The Hunchback and Beauty, The Nameless Old Woman and The Fairy Experiment - the moral of which appears to suggest that virtue shouldn't be rewarded by wealth. Rare to commerce.

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Price: £450

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1840

Stock Number: 63993

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