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Titre : THE CHRONICLES OF FAERYLAND. FANTASTIC TALES...
Éditeur : J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia
Date d'édition : 1893
Reliure : Hardcover
Edition : 1st Edition
Quarto, pp. [1-4] 5  7 [8-10] 11-191 [192: blank], flyleaves at front and rear, illustrations, some full page, by M. Dunlop, original pictorial light brown cloth, front panel stamped in red, green, blue, black and silver, spine panel stamped in red, black and silver, white endpapers with floral design printed in brown. First U.S. edition. Seven modern fairy tales discovered in King Oberon's library during a visit to Faeryland plus the related "The Enchanted Forest." The stories are "unremarkable" according to Clute and Grant (1997), and they are didactic too. Despite the title, a collection of moral fables for children, not adults. Note, "Faeryland" is spelled "Fairyland" on the binding which also has "Fantastic Fables" for the "Fantastic Tales" on the title page. Blackford, et al., Strange Constellations: A History of Australian Science Fiction, p. 226. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 486. Larnach, Materials Towards a Checklist of Australian Fantasy to 1937 (1950), p. 13. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Wolff 3354. Osborne Collection, p. 998. Binding rubbed at edges, cloth dusty and a bit scuffed here and there, a very good, tight and internally fine and clean copy. (#130736). N° de réf. du libraire 130736
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