Wings and the Child


Author: E. Nesbit

Illustrator: George Barraud

NESBIT, E[dith]. Wings and the Child. Or the Building of Magic Cities. With pictures by George Barraud and from photographs. London: Hodder and Stoughton [1913]. 8vo, xiv 197pp. Green cloth with spine stamped in black and light green and front pictorially stamped in black. 1 double-page b&w photograph, 10 b&w photographic plates and numerous b&w illustrations. Spine ends a bit worn with ¾” split at base where spine meets rear cover, spine a bit sunned, covers lightly warped and soiled, else an internally clean, tight copy.


First edition. A wonderful non-fiction story from the beloved children’s fantasy author that begins with an in-depth treatise on the emotional life of children before going on to guide adults through the creation of ‘magical cities’ (like those created in her 1910 novel, The Magic City) in order to capture the imaginations of the children in their lives.