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In Powder and Crinoline. Old Fairy Tales Retold by Arthur Quiller-Couch - 1st Edition - 1913 - from E C Books and Biblio.com

In Powder and Crinoline. Old Fairy Tales Retold

by Arthur Quiller-Couch

Condition: Good/No Jacket


London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1913 A good copy of the 1st trade edition of 'In Powder and Crinoline' with 24 tipped in colour plates and numerous designs by Kay Nielsen. Undated but 1913. This was Kay Nielsen's first published book illustration and his reputation was such that Arthur Quiller-Couch was commissioned to find and rewrite the fairy tales to the title chosen by Nielsen. His illustrations are unique and unforgettable. This copy is in the publisher's quarter cloth binding with grey card boards. The spine has gilt titles and designs and the front board has red titles and grey illustration. The binding is sound but with the usual wear: pulling to the top and bottom of the spine and edge wear to the boards with some browning and marking. The decorative endpapers are present with some light browning and there is some repair to the front endpaper joint. Contents are complete including half title; frontispiece with tissue guard; title page on thick grey paper with red lettering; list of illustrations; preface; and text 164 pp with designs and 23 tipped in colour plates on thick grey paper with decorative guards. Contents are generally clean and the plates are in very good condition. There is sporadic and persistent browning in the gutter of the text pages around the stitching. The tissue guards to plates at pp 28 and 132 and occasional light marking on the grey paper supporting the plates. Please enquire if you would like to see further images.
  • Bookseller: E C Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 032646
  • Title: In Powder and Crinoline. Old Fairy Tales Retold
  • Author: Arthur Quiller-Couch
  • Illustrator: Kay Nielsen
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1913
  • Keywords: kay nielsen; in powder and crinoline; early twentieth century illustrated
  • Bookseller catalogs: Illustrated; Children's;
  • Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall


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