Book of Fairy Poetry


Illustrator: Warwick Goble

{GOBLE, Warwick]. The Book of Fairy Poetry. Edited by Dora Owen. Illustrated by Warwick Goble. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1920. 4to, x 180pp. Gray cloth pictorially stamped in navy. Pictorial endpapers; 16 color plates with stiff tissue guards. Spine ends and corners a tad rubbed, lower corners lightly bumped, free endpapers lightly discolored, rear hinge starting, else a clean, bright copy.

First edition. A wonderful collection of poems and tales involving fairies, stunningly captured in Goble’s 16 lush and evocative color plates. This collection features works by Alfred Tennyson, William Shakespeare, William Butler Yeats, Christina Rosetti, Andrew Lang, and Walter de la Mare, as well as the first published example of J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary writing in the form of a short poem entitled Goblin Feet!