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A highly sought-after classic from the last days of the Golden Age of Illustration, superbly reproduced facsimile of the 1929 original. Exquisite and delicate illustrations of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, whoexcelled at the depiction of dainty sprites, highlighted by images of kangaroos, koalas, kookaburras, and other creatures of her native Australia. 51 full page plates.
Her art--with accompanying verses by her sister, Annie R. Rentoul, and stories by her husband,Grenbry Outhwaite--is populated by princesses, witches, pixies, and other folkloric creatures and abounds in timeless charm. These have an ethereal, charm similar to the work of Harold Gaze, more nineteenth than 20th century in their style.
This hardcover edition of Outhwaite's most lavish work features 32 graceful and imaginative black and white full page illustrations,plus nineteen plates in full color. This is considered her finest effort, packed with artwork from her prime. By 1929 the market for fancy illustrated books was gone.This, like the similarly anachronistic and deluxe Ship That Sailed To Mars (1925) didn't sell well, making them today among the rarest books of the period.
Onlaid color cover plate, white embossed titles, endpapers and title page in gold inks. Special introduction.
Australian illustrator Ida Rentoul Outhwaite (1888--1960), best known for her winsome depictions of fairies, collaborated with her husband, Grenbry Outhwaite, on The Enchanted Forest, The Little Fairy Sisters, and Fairyland. Her four children frequently served as models for her illustrations.
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Item Code FAILH Publisher Calla Publish Date 2016 ISBN 9781606600863 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 8x11 # Pages 168pg Color Text/Partial Color