[Item #54299] The Coming of the Fairies. Arthur Conan DOYLE.

The Coming of the Fairies

New York: George H. Doran Company, 1922. First American Edition. First printing. 21cm. In original light brown cloth, titled in black on front and spine, with halftone illustration laid down on front board; [xii], 13-196pp; 15 halftones on 7 inserted leaves. A sturdy copy, cloth slightly faded and rubbed on spine, internally clean: Very Good.

Conan Doyle illustrated two articles on fairies in the Strand with the Cottingley Fairies photographs, pictures taken by Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths in 1917 depicting the two girls with several fairies. The Cottingley Fairies were a hoax (Wright and Griffiths admitted in the 1980s that they had photographed themselves with paper cutouts) but Conan Doyle, a serious Spiritualist, wrote this volume defending the photographs. GREEN & GIBSON B29b.

Price: $450.00

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