THE CHRONICLES OF FAIRY LAND. Philadelphia & London: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1911. Octavo, pp. [1-10] 11-191 [192: blank], eight inserted plates with illustrations in color by Maria L. Kirk, black and white illustrations in the text by M. Dunlop, title page printed in red and black, original pictorial green cloth, front panel stamped in white, black and gold, spine panel stamped in gold, t.e.g., pictorial endpapers. First edition with the Kirk illustrations. Seven modern fairy tales discovered in King Oberon's library during a visit to Faeryland plus the related "The Enchanted Forest." The stories are "unremarkable" according to Clute and Grant (1997), and they are didactic too. Despite the title, a collection of moral fables for children, not adults. Blackford, et al., Strange Constellations: A History of Australian Science Fiction, p. 226. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 486. Larnach, Materials Towards a Checklist of Australian Fantasy to 1937 (1950), p. 13. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Bookplate affixed to front free endpaper. Binding rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, white enamel stamping on front cover mostly perished, a very good, tight and internally clean copy. (#138889).

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