A Fairy Tale; with Illustrations by the Authoress and her Daughter, Alberta Brown.London: Griffith and Farran, 1871 Stock Code: 146068
First edition, preceding the large quarto edition which was published later the same year, of this Victorian children's tale, fruit of a mother-daughter collaboration. Telling the story of Muriel's oneiric adventures travelling the world with fairies, this Christmas fantasy is rare, especially so complete, as here.
Octavo. Original brown pebble-grain cloth over bevelled boards, titles in gilt to spine and front board, decorative frames in gilt to front board and in blind to rear board, dark brown coated endpapers, all edges gilt.
Frontispiece, title vignette, and 5 other captioned sepia albumen prints, by Robert Hayward, mounted on stiff paper from illustrations by the author and her daughter.
Sometime recased and recornered, the binding otherwise sound and clean, very occasional faint foxing to contents, else internally fresh; a very good copy.
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