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Norse Fairy Tales [c.1910s]

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Product description

A scarce book published by George Routledge & Sons. Undated, published around 1910. Illustrated board covers, and illustrated end papers. 2 colour plates frontispiece.

Norse Fairy Tales selected & adapted from the Translations by Sir George Webbe Dasent, with black & white illustrations by Reginald L Knowles & Horace J Knowles.

Sir George Webbe Dasent (1817–1896) was a translator of folk tales and his works have been cited as an influence on J R R Tolkein.

Reginald L. Knowles (1879 – 1950) was a book designer and illustrator who worked with his brother, Horace Knowles, on a number of exquisite illustrated books in the first two decades of the twentieth century, including Legends from Fairy Land (1907), Norse Fairy Tales (1910) and Old World Love-Stories (1913). While both brothers usually share equal credit, most of the colour illustrations and detailed monotone images were prepared by Reginald Knowles. The work of the Knowles' brothers drew influences from Art Nouveau, Victorian Fantasy and Gothic Revival imagery.

Unfortunately the board cover is badly worn. The illustrated frontispiece has been bound upside down. The pages are lightly yellowed, and a little grubby and dusty. There are no annotations and the binding is sound.

Item details

Added value:
Illustrations by Reginald & Horace Knowles
Author(s):
G W Dasent [adapted]
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
19cm x 14cm
Edition:
1910
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
463
Publisher:
George Routledge & Sons Limited
Title:
Norse Fairy Tales

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A scarce book published by George Routledge & Sons. Undated, published around 1910. Illustrated board covers, and illustrated end papers. 2 colour plates frontispiece.

Norse Fairy Tales selected & adapted from the Translations by Sir George Webbe Dasent, with black & white illustrations by Reginald L Knowles & Horace J Knowles.

Sir George Webbe Dasent (1817–1896) was a translator of folk tales and his works have been cited as an influence on J R R Tolkein.

Reginald L. Knowles (1879 – 1950) was a book designer and illustrator who worked with his brother, Horace Knowles, on a number of exquisite illustrated books in the first two decades of the twentieth century, including Legends from Fairy Land (1907), Norse Fairy Tales (1910) and Old World Love-Stories (1913). While both brothers usually share equal credit, most of the colour illustrations and detailed monotone images were prepared by Reginald Knowles. The work of the Knowles' brothers drew influences from Art Nouveau, Victorian Fantasy and Gothic Revival imagery.

Unfortunately the board cover is badly worn. The illustrated frontispiece has been bound upside down. The pages are lightly yellowed, and a little grubby and dusty. There are no annotations and the binding is sound.

Added value:
Illustrations by Reginald & Horace Knowles
Author(s):
G W Dasent [adapted]
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
19cm x 14cm
Edition:
1910
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
463
Publisher:
George Routledge & Sons Limited
Title:
Norse Fairy Tales

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