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The Book Of The Flower Fairies


With Poems and Pictures by Cicely Mary Barker


(Blackie & Son - First Edition c1925)

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A First (Single Volume) Edition of this collection of Cecily M. Barker's flower fairy illustrations.

Originally published in three volumes (Flower Fairies of the Spring / Summer / Autumn) each comprising 24 colour plates and brought together here for the first time. No publishing history, published c1925.

Book Condition - Good: Hardback, 12mo (approx 7.5 inches /18.5 cm tall), 93 pages plus 72 colour plates in Good to Very Good condition (colours clear and fresh, light edge browning, occasional light foxing / finger smudging to plain edges).

Light to moderate general wear and moderate soiling to the original green boards and spine, gilt spine and front board lettering / illustration faded but still very clear, securely bound, a couple instances of early internal separation but no loose pages, no previous ownership inscriptions, very light to moderate soiling to the first few pages (as far as page 23 - most notably to the un-numbered first page of the Spring fairies section), very occasional light general foxing and finger smudging but overall internally very clean and clear. No dust jacket.

Total weight with packaging 700g.