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Grace Rhys IN WHEELABOUT AND COCKALONE c1917 Rare First Edition Fairy Book Four Color Plates Present Complete Illustrated Childrens Juvenile Literature Fiction Margaret W Tarrant Megan Rhys Goblins Imp Goats Faerie Fair Folk Mythical Being

Title: In Wheelabout and Cockalone
Author: Grace Rhys - Grace Rhys (née Little) was an Irish writer brought up in Boyle, County Roscommon.

Grace Rhys was both wife and literary companion to Ernest Percival Rhys whom she met at a garden party given by Yeats. They married in 1891 and sometimes worked side by side in the British Museum. Her first novel, Mary Dominic, was published in 1898. Several of her stories have an Irish setting, including The Charming of Estercel (1904) set in Elizabethan Ireland, which was illustrated by Howard Pyle in Harper's Magazine.

Her other work includes The Wooing of Sheila (1901), The Bride (1909), and Five Beads on a String (1907), a book of essays. She also wrote poetry and books for children, and had a son and two daughters of her own.

The Rhys were known for entertaining writers and critics at their London home on Sunday afternoons. Grace died in Washington DC while accompanying her husband on an American lecture tour.
Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company
City: New York
Year: c1917
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 239 pages
Width: 7" Height: 9"
Book Details: This rare first edition is decoratively bound in green cloth with a pictorial pastedown to the front cover. All four color plates by Margaret W. Tarrant are present in this antique fairy book. The text is is further enhanced with line drawings by Megan Rhys.
Condition / Notes: This book shows very nicely, with some indications of age and wear, including shelfwear and rubbing, with minor loss to high points. The front hinge is cracked, with the rear hinge and text block partially cracked, however the binding and text block remain sound. Text and illustrations are clear and crisp through mild age toning/foxing.

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Estimate $70 - $200May 19
Ithaca, NY, USA