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Lot 0357
Heading: (Smith, Jessie Willcox)
Author: Chapin, Anna Alice
Title: The Now-A-Days Fairy Book [with] The Everyday Fairy Book
Place Published: London [&] New York
Publisher:Dodd, Mead & Co. [&] George G. Harrap & Co.
Date Published: [1911] & [1924]

Two volumes. Both illustrated with color plates by Jessie Willcox Smith. (4to), full cloth and cloth-backed boards, illustrated paper cover labels.

Both works charmingly illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith, a a prominent female illustrator in the United States during the Golden Age of American Illustration, who studied under Thomas Eakins.

"One of the greatest pure illustrators." -Noah Fleisher, "Collecting Children's Literature: Books, Artwork, Values". Kraus: 2015.

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Bindings worn and soiled; hinges cracked or partly cracked, gift inscription to front free endpaper of Everyday Fairy Book, some chipped page edges and tape repairs to Now-A-Days Fairy Book; good to very good.

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One of the greatest pure illustrators

Estimate $10 - $100May 17, 2018