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The Princess And The Goblin by  George MacDonald - First Edition Thus - 1920 - from Mary Riversong (SKU: 93MacDonaldPrincessandGob)

The Princess And The Goblin

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The Princess And The Goblin: Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith

by MacDonald, George

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  • hardcover
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Used. Very Good Condition/ No DJ included if issued. ILLUSTRATED BY JESSIE WILLCOX SMITH. Front paper paste-down label is in nice shape. David McKay Company, Philadelphia. Newbery Classics Edition, First Edition Thus. Circa 1920. 263 pages. RARE/SCARCE.

Synopsis

George Macdonald (1824-1905) was born at Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, where his father was a miller and his family Congregationalists. As a young man he was ordained a minister of the Congregational church but he resigned after a disagreement with his deacons over doctrine, and from 1853 he earned his living by lecturing and writing, often in poor health, which meant periodic travelling in search of purer air for his lungs. In 1851 he married Louisa Powell, with whom he spent a long and happy life, sadly ending in grief when three of his thirteen children died of tuberculosis and he suffered a stroke that deprived him of speech for his last five years. He was a prolific writer, yet it is his fantasies for children that have survived. The Princess and the Goblin was the second of these, published first as a serial in Good Words for the Young , a periodical of which he became editor for a short time in 1869. About a hundred years later W.H. Auden wrote, 'To me, George MacDonald's most extraordinary, and precious, gift is his ability, in all his stories, to create an atmosphere of goodness about which there is nothing phone or moralistic. Nothing is rarer in literature.'

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Bookseller
Mary Riversong US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
93MacDonaldPrincessandGob
Title
The Princess And The Goblin
Author
MacDonald, George
Illustrator
Smith, Jessie Willcox
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Missing
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition Thus
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
David McKay Company
Place of Publication
Philadelphia
Date published
1920
Keywords
Fairy tale, Princess, Goblin, George MacDonald, Jessie Willcox Smith, Folktale, Myths, Legends, Newbery Classics
Bookseller catalogs
For Sale; Children's Books;
Size
5 3/8 X 7 5/8

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About Mary Riversong

Riversong Books. Online sales. Vintage First Editions. Most of our items are in used, Good or better condition. We have titles from 1860 through around the 70's. We do not list a book unless it is a hard-to-find title, so have fun viewing our items! All exlibs or condition issues are clearly disclosed in our listings. Please read listings carefully prior to purchase. 30 day return guarantee, with full refund including original shipping costs for up to 30 days after delivery if an item arrives mis-described or damaged.

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