A Children’s’ Fairy Tale

It’s a lovely illustrated fairy tale about children visiting the Moon fairies. Published in 1909 it has some beautiful illustrations:

New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers, [1909]. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-11 [12-14] 15-296, eight inserted plates with color illustrations by Frank Watkins plus 30 black and white illustrations by Watkins throughout the text, original pictorial blue cloth, front panel stamped in black, white, gray, yellow and gold, spine panel stamped in black, white and gray, all edges stained yellow, pictorial endpapers. First edition, U.S. issue. “Children’s fairy tale fantasy of the adventures of the man in the moon upon earth; an expanded and very much embellished version of the anonymous ‘The Queer Adventure of the Man in the Moon,’ of 1901.” – Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 48. “The pictures are pretty, in the vein, to some extent, of Arthur Rackham … a very handsome volume.” – Locke, Voyages in Space 45. Bleiler (1978), p. 39. Eaton catalogue I, p. 226. A bright, fine copy. A lovely copy of a lovely book. (24270). Item #24270

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Willy Martinez is a creative writer, film director, editor, publisher boxing coach and non-fiction writer. Since being honorably discharged from the Marines in 2004, he has pursued his passion for telling stories, whether they be through film, graphic design, and writing for digital art.

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