IN FAIRYLAND, a Series of Pictures from the Elf World with a Poem by William Allingham.
London: Longmans, Green, Reader & Dyer, 1870 (1869). (5)+31 leaves, each printed on one side only. Wood-engraved pictorial title, 16 colour plates with 36 illustrations and 3 initials. Original green pictorial cloth gilt.. Folio. All edges gilt. Second edition. Some light foxing; some light marking; small marginal tear in one leaf that has been repaired with tissue paper that has browned; head & heel of spine a little worn, but generally a very good copy of this superb book. ‘The text was specially written to accompany the drawings contained in what is without any doubt the best of Doyle’s illustrated books. It is a masterpiece of Victorian colour printing by Edmund Evans.’ Michael Heseltine, Richard Doyle and His Family.
Book ID: 13912
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