Rare, unusual version of the Cinderella fairy tale, retold in story and rhyme by Edith Elias, with charming illustrations in colour and line by the renowned Golden Age artist Willy Pogany (1882-1955), a Hungarian-born contemporary of Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac and Kay Nielsen.
Publisher’s brown cloth spine, grey paper-covered boards with pictorial onlay to upper board, top edges blue, 8 double-page colour plates (mounted on hinges), 12 line drawings, text and line drawings printed in sepia, title page in sepia and red, 32 pages, 24.8 x 18.4 cm.
First edition, 1915 (undated).
Date according to British Library.
Published by George G. Harrap & Co., London.
‘Cinderella’ was one of four titles in Harrap’s Pogany Nursery Book Series (the three others, in the same format, being ‘Little Mother Goose’, ‘The Children in Japan’ and ‘The Gingerbread Man’). As Robin Greer notes in his Pogany bibliography, these were intended to conform to the high standards of books by Walter Crane and Randolph Caldecott, with hinged pages designed to let the double-page plates open flat.
Contents clean overall. Bumping to upper corners, some creasing (mostly light), occasional small mark, short closed tear to title page, several closed tears to lower gutters, a few nicks elsewhere. Hinges with a little staining, offsetting, discoloration and foxing; a few beginning to pull away from plates. Endpapers with usual slight foxing/offsetting; front free endpaper with 1917 gift inscription. Binding tight, slightly skewed. Boards and spine with scuffing, scratching, discoloration and marks as shown, bumping and wear to extremities; paper worn through to corners, and with rippling to surface; cover onlay with small area of surface loss.
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- Number of Books
- Children's books, Illustrated, Literature
- Author/ Illustrator
- Edith L. Elias / Willy Pogany
- Book Title
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition
- Original language
- George G. Harrap & Co., London
- Binding/ Material
- Number of pages
- 24.8×18.4 cm