In Fairy Land A series of Pictures from the Elf World by William Allingham. Richard Doyle.
In Fairy Land A series of Pictures from the Elf World by William Allingham
In Fairy Land A series of Pictures from the Elf World by William Allingham

In Fairy Land A series of Pictures from the Elf World by William Allingham

London: Longman Green & Company, 1875. Doyle, Richard A. Second edition. leather_bound. 31 pages. Folio, 37 x 26.8 cm. 16 pages of color wood engraved plates, containing 36 images printed by Edmund Evans. This is "Dicky" Doyle's most ambitious and successful work, the brother of James Doyle and uncle of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. GORDON N. RAY, THE ILLUSTRATOR AND THE BOOK IN ENGLAND 1790-1914,146. "Looking within himself, Doyle found a fantastic but consistently imagined world in which fairies and elves live in the open air among birds, butterflies, snails, and beetles as large as themselves..........Edmund Evans's fine wood engravings for this volume are the largest engravings he made during his long career as a color printer." Bound by Asprey with a gilt dragonfly wing design spanning the covers, gilt decorated endpapers. Original green cloth gilt decorated and lettered cover and spine laid-in at rear. Orig. full vellum backstrip decorated in gilt motifs. Aeg. Fine in fine matching custom slipcase, tan leather lined. Item #22014

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