the green willow and other japanese fairy tales, written in gold ink on blue leather
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1910 Rare First Edition - Green Willow and Other Japanese Fairy Tales Illustrated by Warwick Goble.

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This beautiful book has been sold... Search for other similar books from our bookseller friends!   (description) Author: Warwick GOBLE (Illustrator). Grace Edith Marion James. Title: Green Willow and other Japanese fairy tales by Grace James with forty illustrations in colour by Warwick Goble. Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co. Limited, 1910. First Edition. Language: Text in English. Size : 10 " X 7.5 ". Pages: viii-280 pages. Binding: Attractive and very good original navy blue full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges blue. Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing or staining - mainly on endpaper - as shown). Illustrations: Complete with the exquisite forty illustrations in colour by Warwick Goble. The book: Rare and attractive first edition of those beautiful illustrations by Warwick GOBLE for Green Willow, Japanese Fairy Tales collected and retold stories from the Japanese folk traditions by Grace James. The illustrator: Warwick Goble (22 November 1862 – 22 January 1943) was an illustrator of children's books. He specialized in Japanese and Indian themes. Goble was born in Dalston, north London, the son of a commercial traveler, and educated and trained at the City of London School and the Westminster School of Art. He worked for a printer specializing in chromolithography and contributed to The Pall Mall Gazette and The Westminster Gazette. The author: Grace Edith Marion James (11 November 1882 – 6 February 1965, in Rome) was an English writer, born in Tokyo. She was both an author of children's literature and a Japanese folklorist. Her Japanese Fairy Tales (1910) collected and retold stories from the Japanese folk tradition. It was illustrated by Warwick Goble.
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