[FAIRIES]. MEAD, Stella (author). Helen JACOBS (illustrator). Princes and Fairies. London; Nisbet And Co., Ltd. 1930.
Royal 8vo. Original cream cloth-backed gold and bronze embossed paper-covered boards with onlaid pictorial fairy plate to upper cover, spine lettered in green; pp. [v], 6-191 + [i]; with full-page, and smaller, line drawings throughout by a range of artists including A.H. Watson, Helen Jacobs and Florence Mary Anderson together with 9 tipped-in coloured plates, 7 of which are by Helen Jacobs; a clean and attractive copy with rubbing to edges of boards, some wear to corners, and dusting to edges of book block; internally sound with one plate carefully and neatly reinserted, 2 leaves with a short and sharp excision to upper corner, and 4 leaves with a small and marginal semi-circular brown stain to top edge, but otherwise clean and unfoxed throughout.
First edition of this collection of fairy tales inspired by children of the author's acquaintance.