HUGH THOMSON'S ILLUSTRATED FAIRY BOOKS JACK THE GIANT KILLER

By: Thomson, Hugh

Price: $275.00

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4to. (6¾” x 8½”). pp. 32. No pagination. Pictoral chromolithographic paper wrappers, 16 full page color illustrations and 16 pages of line vignettes by Hugh Thomson. This was the first and only issue of Hugh Thomson's Illustrated Fairy Book series, since at the time of publication, the illustrations were thought to be too realistically gruesome by adults purchasing the book for children. As this booklet was targeted to young children, very few survived to the present day, making this booklet, one of the most scarce of Thomson's oeuvre. Wrapper is chipped with small areas of loss on both rear and front covers, otherwise VG. A bright and tight copy of this scarce Thomson production. Spielmann and Jerrold 25. This particular copy belonged to Eileen Winifred Clarke Pitman (1900 - 2009) of Doynton House, South Gloucestershire, England. An interview with Ms. Pitman at the age of 106 can be found online at: http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/1064890.eileen_106_looks_back_through_eventful_century/

Title: HUGH THOMSON'S ILLUSTRATED FAIRY BOOKS JACK THE GIANT KILLER

Author Name: Thomson, Hugh

Illustrator: Hugh Thomson

Categories: Illustrators of the Cranford School, Fin de siècle, Ephemera, Children's Book,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co. Limited: 1898

Binding: Softcover

Seller ID: 183

Keywords: Hugh Thomson, chromolithograph, Eileen Winifred Clarke Pitman, Doynton House, South Gloucestershire, ephemera, illustrated, fin de siecle,