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Fairy Realm, illustrated by Gustave Doré, rare children's fairy tale book, c1867 (1 of 6)
Fairy Realm, illustrated by Gustave Doré, rare children's fairy tale book, c1867 (2 of 6)
Fairy Realm, illustrated by Gustave Doré, rare children's fairy tale book, c1867 (3 of 6)
Fairy Realm, illustrated by Gustave Doré, rare children's fairy tale book, c1867 (4 of 6)
Fairy Realm, illustrated by Gustave Doré, rare children's fairy tale book, c1867 (5 of 6)
Fairy Realm, illustrated by Gustave Doré, rare children's fairy tale book, c1867 (6 of 6)
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Fairy Realm, illustrated by Gustave Doré, rare children's fairy tale book, c1867

REF: LA333536
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Title: Fairy Realm. A Collection of The Favourite Old Tales. Illustrated by Gustave Doré and told in verse by Tom Hood Author: Tom Hood: Gustave Doré Publication: Cassell Petter and Galpin, London, no date c1867 This appears to be the second edition of this rare title, the first having been published in 1865 by Ward Lock & Tyler. The chief attraction is the illustration, 24 superb plates (including the frontispiece) printed from wood engravings by the artist Gustave Doré. Doré was French by birth and continued to live in France all his life, but his work was immensely popular across Europe, and particularly in London, where he often worked. Though popular, his work courted controversy, partly because he used the depiction of poverty in London in it. This copy has been rescued from a poor state, re-cased using the original boards, backstrip and endpapers. The edges of a few plates been repaired or have light staining, but the images are unaffected. I believe that one reason this book is scarce is that it was originally bound using gutta percha, a type of natural rubber, which had a habit of decaying, leading to the break up of the book. The covers are faded and worn but as a whole the book is in sound condition and complete. 91 pages of text, preface dated 1865, gift inscription on the flyleaf dated 1872.

measurements

27 x 33 cm

declaration

Chester's Farm Antiques has clarified that the Fairy Realm, illustrated by Gustave Doré, rare children's fairy tale book, c1867 (LA333536) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1867

condition

This copy has been rescued from a poor state, re-cased using the original boards, backstrip and endpapers. The edges of a few plates been repaired or have light staining, but the images are unaffected. I believe that one reason this book is scarce is that it was originally bound using gutta percha, a type of natural rubber, which had a habit of decaying, leading to the break up of the book. The covers are faded and worn but as a whole the book is in sound condition and complete.

additional info

Material:
Origin:
British
Artisan:
-
Date of Manufacture:
1867

delivery

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location

This Fairy Realm, illustrated by Gustave Doré, rare children's fairy tale book, c1867 is located in Nottingham, United Kingdom

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