The Fairy-Book: Illustrated with Cuts on Wood by J.A. Adams

New York: Harper and Brothers, 1837. First Edition. A rare and charming collection of juvenile tales exquisitely pictured by Adams, who Hamilton calls: "...the most talented engraver of his time in this country, and his work worthy to rank beside the best of the great old time in England...he was a master of pure line and at the same time succeeded in getting color and tone into his engravings" HAMILTON (Early American Book Illustrators and Wood Engravers) 195. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 44233. Square 12mo (16cm x 14cm); calf-backed marbled boards; 301pp; 81 wood engravings in text. Mild external wear; small (ca 1/4") stain to bottom edge of text block throughout (not approaching text); Very Good.

Price: $450.00

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