King Longbeard; Or Annals of the Golden Dreamland. A Book of
King Longbeard; Or Annals of the Golden Dreamland. A Book of

ROBINSON, Charles (illustrator). BARRINGTON-MACGREGOR (author). King Longbeard; Or Annals of the Golden Dreamland. A Book of Fairy Tales.

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ROBINSON, Charles (illustrator). BARRINGTON-MACGREGOR (author). King Longbeard; Or Annals of the Golden Dreamland. A Book of Fairy Tales. London; John Lane, The Bodley Head. 1898.

Large square 8vo. Original ribbed French blue cloth pictorially gilt to spine and both covers, plain edges; pp. [xiv], [15]-262 + [2] adverts.; extravagantly illustrated throughout in dramatic Art Nouveau line with full-page plates, chapter-headings, vignettes, and other decorations throughout in profusion; an uncommonly fresh copy of a scarce book with bruising, and very small rubbing, to spine ends and a tiny knock to bottom forecorner of upper board, internally generally very clean and fresh bar spotting and offsetting to free endpapers and a few pale marginal marks; with a charming early inscription to little Ivy Goodwin Simmonds (4 years, 11 months) awarding her 2nd prize for elocution.
First edition, dated in the engraved plate; possibly a slightly later issue. Barrington Macgregor was the pseudonym of the Reverend Alexander Barrington Orr (1846-1910) who was minister of the church of St. Palladius, Drumtochty, Auchenblae in the 1890s. Only 4 copies listed on Copac (Cambridge; Trinity; BL; Royal Academy of Arts). No copies located in commerce at the time of cataloguing.

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