INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR ([ 1868 ])

MACDONALD, George.

Dealings with the Fairies. (2nd edn.)

Published: Alexander Strahan & Co.

Date: [ 1868 ]

Half title, front. & plates by Arthur Hughes, 4pp ads. (Dec. 1867); a few marks. Orig. green cloth blocked in black & gilt; sl. dulled with sm. split in leading hinge. a.e.g.

Note
Inserted at head of titlepage: ‘Mrs Pulsford for her ministering children with the author’s love & thanks’ in MacDonald's hand. Darton, in his Children's Books in England writes that MacDonald’s ‘contribution to the “invented fairy tale” was something which was not there before. More than any other prose story teller for children at that period, he brought serious imagination into the fabric of his tales’.

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