JOHN R NEILL The Magic Jaw Bone: South Sea Fairy Tales
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Price : US $50.99
Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Company, (1906.), 1906. HC 1st ed - First printing. Three stories from the Maori of New Zealand, edited with an introduction by Hartwell James with forty illustrations by John R. Neill (best known for his illustrations for the Wizard of Oz books). An appealing small volume, one of several titles in Altemus's Fairy Tale Series. The full page drawings have frames composed of small pictures of items important to the Maori culture, and in addition to these and the smaller pictures, there are illustrated initials at the beginning of each chapter, headers at the beginning of each story, and many other decorative elements. Printed with red borders at the top of each page, red highlighting and decorations throughout. 106 pp plus 2 pp of publisher's advertisements. Very good in illustrated tan cloth. A scarce illustrated by by Neill.
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