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The Sleeping Beauty

by Evans, C. S. (told by) and Illustrated By Arthur Rackham

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London: William Heinemann / Lippincott, 1920. First British Edition . Pictorial Hardcover. Near Fine/Good. Arthur Rackham. As best I can determine, the first British edition. Great book with shelfwear to bottom board edges. Green silhouette endpapers. Tipped in color plate present. The rare jacket is nearly intact, with some fairly minor tape reinforcement to reverse; and the spine, while darkened, is all readable. Fantastic small Heinemann postcard laid in inviting further correspondance for additional titles.

Synopsis

Charles Seddon Evans (1883-1944) was educated at East London College and began his career as a schoolmaster before joining the publishing house of Edward Arnold as Educational Editor in 1909. He moved to the firm of Heinemann in 1913, where he spent the rest of his working life, becoming Chairman and Managing Director in 1932. He wrote this version of The Sleeping Beauty as a companion volume to Cinderella , also illustrated by Arthur Rackham. The story first appeared in English in 1729, when Robert Samber translated Charles Perrault's fairy tale La Belle au bois dormant . C.S. Evans has expanded Perrault's story but followed the later version recorded by the Brothers Grimm in giving his heroine the name of Briar-Rose and ending with her awakening and betrothal, omitting the wicked mother-in-law who orders her grandchildren to be cooked for supper. Instead he lengthens the story by such inventive details as the menu for the christening feast, the books of magic consulted for an antidote to the thirteenth fairy's malice, and the many accomplishments of Princess Briar-Rose.

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Bookseller
Craig Hokenson Bookseller US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
41876
Title
The Sleeping Beauty
Author
Evans, C. S. (told by) and Illustrated By Arthur Rackham
Illustrator
Arthur Rackham
Format/Binding
Pictorial Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket Condition
Good
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First British Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
William Heinemann / Lippincott
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1920
Bookseller catalogs
MODERN FIRST EDITIONS; Children's Literature;

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About Craig Hokenson Bookseller

I am internet based, and participate in several book shows a year. Visitors welcome by appointment. I specialize in modern first editions, but offer a wide range of books. I have been buying and selling books for 20 years. I buy books, and will certainly consider trades. Member of the Texas Booksellers Association.

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Edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...
Plate
Full page illustration or photograph. Plates are printed separately from the text of the book, and bound in at production. I.e.,...
Jacket
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Tipped In
Tipped In is used to describe something which has been glued into a book. Tipped-in items can include photos, book plates,...
Spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
Shelfwear
Minor wear resulting from a book being place on, and taken from a bookshelf, especially along the bottom edge.

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