Magic World


Author: E. Nesbit

Illustrator: H.R. Millar

NESBIT, E[dith]. The Magic World. With Illustrations by H.R. Millar and Spencer Pryse. London: Macmillan, 1912. 12mo, x 280pp + [4] advts. Red cloth pictorially stamped in gilt; t.e.g. 24 b&w plates. A remarkably clean, tight copy, with slight sunning to spine, spine ends a bit rubbed, corners a tad so, endpapers lightly aged, front hinge starting, else a lovely copy with an unusually bright cover.

First edition. 12 fantasy stories by one of the masters of the genre, demonstrating E. Nesbit’s magical prose and showing evidence of the immense impact she had on later giants in the field, such as C.S. Lewis and J.K. Rowling.