The King of the Golden River. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
London: Harrap, 1932. 8vo. 48pp. With 4 color plates and 15 black and white illustrations. Original printed paper boards, dust-jacket. A fine copy. Trade edition. John Ruskin (1819-1900), "English author and artist, whose The King of the Golden River might be regarded as the first English fairy story for children. Though it was not published until 1851, seven years after Francis Paget's The Hope of the Katzekopfs, it was in fact written in 1841 for 12-year-old Effie Gray, whom he later married. It is a story of the three brothers of tradition, two bad, the youngest good, and their reception of a supernatural visitor, the South West Wind...The first edition was illustrated by Richard Doyle." (David Brass).
(Item Id: 122441)