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"The Book of Fairy Poetry" (1920)

 

Illustrated by Warwick Goble

 

 

"The Book of Fairy Poetry" was not solely edited for the sensibilities of children, but also for lovers of poetry and fairy-lore.

 

The collection compiled Dora Owen includes works from the 16th to the 19th Centuries. Selected works are drawn from some of the great names

of English literature, such as: William Shakespeare; Alfred Tennyson; Sir Walter Scott; Christina Rossetti; John Milton; Robert Louis Stevenson;

J R R Tolkein; William Yeats; and John Keats.

 

Longmans, Green and Co. (London) published the book for the purposes of supplementing and completing a series of Fairy books edited formerly

by Andrew Lang and it was presented in three parts: Fairy Stories; Fairy Songs, Dances and Talk; and Fairy-land and Fairy Lore.

 

Contemporary reviews were most supportive, as indicated in the following critique published in "The Bookseller" (Vol. 53: 1920):

 

"The Book of Fairy Poetry", edited by Dora Owen, is a superlatively lovely holiday

gift book, for apart from the lure of its happy theme it is adorned with charming

full page colour illustrations by Warwick Goble tipped in on heavy art which are

a joy to pour over in leisure hours. Besides these there are jolly sketches in black

and white, which further illustrate fairy songs, dances, play and talk of this

handsome quarto volume with its decorated lining leaves and its feast of splendid

entertainment.

 

This suite proved to be the last of a series of generous and sumptuous gift books designed by Goble and his illustrations - in both colour

and monotone - complement the engaging tales of fairy-folk wonderfully.

 

 

Cover for ''The Book of Fairy Poetry'' (1920), illustrated by Warwick Goble

To the left, we show a rare First Edition copy of "The Book of Fairy Poetry" carrying the

illustrations of Warwick Goble.

 

This example retains the original decoratively blue-stamped olive cloth cover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the right, we show the unassuming

Title Page to this First Edition.

Title Page for ''The Book of Fairy Poetry'' (1920), illustrated by Warwick Goble

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Our Greeting Cards and Fine Art Posters showing the artwork of Warwick Goble from

"The Book of Fairy Poetry" (1920)

 

 

     
Greeting Card sample showing a colour illustration from Warwick Goble for ''The Book of Fairy Poetry'' (1920

 

Front of Greeting Card

(with envelope)

For connoisseurs of Goble's work, we have prepared sets of 16 Greeting Cards (approximately 7x5" on

premium acid-free card stock) displaying each of his colour images for the First Edition of "The Book of

Fairy Poetry" and on the left and right, we show an example of how these Greeting Cards appear.

 

 

Code: WG BFP CS(16)
Price: US$80.00

 

Greeting Card sample showing the tipped-on information to the rear regarding the profiled illustration, ''The Book of Fairy Poetry'' (1920) and Warwick Goble

 

Rear of Greeting Card

(with envelope)

 

 

 
Greeting Card sample showing a monotone illustration from Warwick Goble for ''The Book of Fairy Poetry'' (1920

 

Front of Greeting Card

(with envelope)

 

Similarly, we have prepared sets of 16 Greeting Cards (approximately 7x5" on premium acid-free card stock) displaying each of his major monotone images for the First Edition of "The Book of Fairy Poetry" and on the left

and right, we show an example of how these Greeting Cards appear.

 

 

Code: WG BFP MS(16)
Price: US$80.00

 

 

Greeting Card sample showing the tipped-on information to the rear regarding the profiled illustration, ''The Book of Fairy Poetry'' (1920) and Warwick Goble

 

Rear of Greeting Card

(with envelope)

 

 
 

 

   

When presented on Greeting Cards, these images are prepared as tipped-on plates - in 'hommage' to the hand-crafted approach typical of

prestige illustrated publications produced in the early decades of the 20th Century. Each card is hand-finished and the images are presented

on Ivory card stock (in the case of colour images) or White card stock (in the case of monotone images) with an accompanying envelope.

The rear of each card carries information about Warwick Goble, this wonderful suite and the profiled illustration - we have left the interior of

the cards blank so that you may write your own personal message.

 

Should you wish to order a reproduction print of one or more of these images, we have provided some options below. Each of our Fine Art

Posters is prepared with archival quality papers and inks - and also accompanied by information about Warwick Goble, this suite and the

profiled illustration.

 

To purchase, simply click on the appropriate "Add to Cart" button and you will be taken through to our Shopping Cart secured through PayPal.

Multiple purchases will be consolidated by that feature and shipping and handling costs to any destination in the world are accommodated by

our flat-rate fee of US$20 for every US$200 worth of purchases.

 

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ThePeople@SpiritoftheAges.com.

 

In the meantime, enjoy perusing these wonderful images from Warwick Goble.

 
Fine Art Poster sample showing a colour illustration from Warwick Goble for ''The Book of Fairy Poetry'' (1920

 

An example of one of our Fine Art Posters

in a superb 10x18" format

 

 

 

Warwick Goble - the colour illustrations for "The Book of Fairy Poetry" (1920)

 

 

   
Warwick Goble - coloured Frontispiece from ''The Book of Fairy Poetry'' (1920) Warwick Goble - colour illustration for 'Kilmeny' from ''The Book of Fairy Poetry'' (1920) Warwick Goble - colour illustration for 'The Ferlie' from ''The Book of Fairy Poetry'' (1920) Warwick Goble - colour illustration for 'The Kelpie of Corrievreckan' from ''The Book of Fairy Poetry'' (1920)    

Frontispiece

"And, sweetly singing round

about thy bed,

Strew all their blessings on

thy sleeping head."

Kilmeny

The Thirteenth Bard's Song

(James Hogg)

"The dun deer wooed with

manner bland,

And cowered beneath her

lily hand."

 

 

The Ferlie

(Graham R Tomson)

"Will ye gang wi' me to

the Elflyn Knowe."

The Kelpie of Corrievreckan

(Charles Mackay)

"Down to the rocks where the

serpents creep."

   

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Code: WG BFP C2 10x18
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Code: WG BFP C3 10x18
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Fine Art Poster (10x18'')

Code: WG BFP C4 10x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

   
Warwick Goble - colour illustration for 'Goblin Market' from ''The Book of Fairy Poetry'' (1920)  Warwick Goble - colour illustration for 'A Fairy Revel, before the coming of Guinevere' from ''The Book of Fairy Poetry'' (1920) Warwick Goble - colour illustration for 'The Veairies' from ''The Book of Fairy Poetry'' (1920) Warwick Goble - colour illustration for 'The Three Beggars' from ''The Book of Fairy Poetry'' (1920)    

Goblin Market

(Christina Rossetti)

"Buy from us with a golden curl."

A Fairy Revel, before the

coming of Guinevere

(Alfred Tennyson)

"Three spirits mad with joy

Come dashing down on a tall

wayside flower."

The Veairies

Simon an' Samel

(William Barnes)

"Oh! they do get away down

under ground,

In hollow pleazen where they

can't be found."

 

 

The Three Beggars

(Walter de la Mare)

"Instead of crust a peacock pie."

   

Fine Art Poster (10x18'')

Code: WG BFP C5 10x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (10x18'')

Code: WG BFP C6 10x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (10x18'')

Code: WG BFP C7 10x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (10x18'')

Code: WG BFP C8 10x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

   
Warwick Goble - colour illustration for 'Ariel's Song' from ''The Book of Fairy Poetry'' (1920) Warwick Goble - colour illustration for 'Fairy Scenes from Midsummer Night's Dream' from ''The Book of Fairy Poetry'' (1920) Warwick Goble - colour illustration for 'Fairies on the Sea-shore' from ''The Book of Fairy Poetry'' (1920) Warwick Goble - colour illustration for 'Song of Four Fairies' from ''The Book of Fairy Poetry'' (1920)    

Ariel's Songs

(Shakespeare)

"Sea-nymphs hourly ring

his knell:

Hark! now I hear them, -

ding-dong, bell."

 

 

Fairy Scenes from

Midsummer Night's Dream

(Shakespeare)

"Wake, when some vile

thing is near."

Fairies on the Sea-shore

(L E Landon)

"For the Nautilus is my boat

In which I over the waters float."

Song of Four Fairies

(John Keats)

"Off, ye icy Spirits, fly!"

   

Fine Art Poster (10x18'')

Code: WG BFP C9 10x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (10x18'')

Code: WG BFP C10 10x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (10x18'')

Code: WG BFP C11 10x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (10x18'')

Code: WG BFP C12 10x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

   
Warwick Goble - colour illustration for 'The Mermaid' from ''The Book of Fairy Poetry'' (1920) Warwick Goble - colour illustration for 'Lirope the Bright' from ''The Book of Fairy Poetry'' (1920) Warwick Goble - colour illustration for 'From the Plea of the MIdsummer Fairies' from ''The Book of Fairy Poetry'' (1920) Warwick Goble - colour illustration for 'Goblin Feet' from ''The Book of Fairy Poetry'' (1920)    

The Mermaid

(Alfred Tennyson)

"And I should look like a

fountain of gold."

Lirope the Bright

(Michael Drayton)

"What form she pleased each

thing would take

That e'er she did behold"

 

 

From The Plea of the

Midsummer Fairies

(Tom Hood)

"But Puck was seated on a

spider's thread."

Goblin Feet

(J R R Tolkien)

"And the padding feet of many

of many gnomes a-coming!"

   

Fine Art Poster (10x18'')

Code: WG BFP C13 10x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

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Code: WG BFP C14 10x18
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Code: WG BFP C15 10x18
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Warwick Goble - the monotone illustrations for "The Book of Fairy Poetry" (1920)

 

     
Warwick Goble - monotone illustration for 'Fairy Bread' from ''The Book of Fairy Poetry'' (1920) Warwick Goble - monotone illustration for 'Alice Brand' from ''The Book of Fairy Poetry'' (1920) Warwick Goble - monotone illustration for 'The Lepracaun, or Fairy Shoemaker' from ''The Book of Fairy Poetry'' (1920) Warwick Goble - monotone illustration for 'The Brownie of Blednoch' from ''The Book of Fairy Poetry'' (1920)    

Fairy Bread

(R L Stevenson)

 

 

Alice Brand

(Walter Scott)

The Lepracaun, or Fairy Shoemaker

(William Allingham)

The Brownie of Blednoch

(William Nicholson)

   

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Code: WG BFP M1 14x11
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Code: WG BFP M2 14x11
Price: US$55.00

 

 

 

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Code: WG BFP M3 11x14
Price: US$55.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (11x14'')

Code: WG BFP M4 11x14
Price: US$55.00

 

 

 

   
Warwick Goble - monotone illustration for 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci' from ''The Book of Fairy Poetry'' (1920) Warwick Goble - monotone illustration for 'What the Toys do at Night' from ''The Book of Fairy Poetry'' (1920) Warwick Goble - monotone illustration for 'The Fairy and His Master' from ''The Book of Fairy Poetry'' (1920) Warwick Goble - monotone illustration for 'Caliban plagued by Fairies' from ''The Book of Fairy Poetry'' (1920)    

La Belle Dame Sans Merci

(John Keats)

What the Toys do at Night

(Anonymous)

The Fairy and His Master

(Shakespeare)

Caliban plagued by Fairies

Enter Caliban, with a burden of wood.

A noise of thunder heard.

(Shakespeare)

 

 

   

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Code: WG BFP M5 11x14
Price: US$55.00

 

 

 

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Code: WG BFP M6 10x18
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

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Code: WG BFP M7 14x11
Price: US$55.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (14x11'')

Code: WG BFP M8 14x11
Price: US$55.00

 

 

 

   
Warwick Goble - monotone illustration for 'Song' (John Milton) from ''The Book of Fairy Poetry'' (1920) Warwick Goble - monotone illustration for 'The Elfin Pedlar' from ''The Book of Fairy Poetry'' (1920) Warwick Goble - monotone illustration for 'Owlspiegle and Cockledemoy' from ''The Book of Fairy Poetry'' (1920) Warwick Goble - monotone illustration for 'Two Fairies in a Garden' from ''The Book of Fairy Poetry'' (1920)    

Song

(John Milton)

 

 

The Elfin Pedlar

(John Milton)

Owlspiegle and Cockledemoy

(Walter Scott)

Two Fairies in a Garden

(William Allingham)

   

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Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

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Code: WG BFP M11 11x14
Price: US$55.00

 

 

 

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Price: US$55.00

 

 

 

   
Warwick Goble - monotone illustration for 'The Sea-fairies' from ''The Book of Fairy Poetry'' (1920) Warwick Goble - monotone illustration for 'The Fairies' Farewell' from ''The Book of Fairy Poetry'' (1920) Warwick Goble - monotone illustration for 'Queen Mab' from ''The Book of Fairy Poetry'' (1920) Warwick Goble - monotone illustration for 'Children, children, don't forget' from ''The Book of Fairy Poetry'' (1920)    

The Sea-fairies

(Alfred Tennyson)

The Fairies' Farewell

(Bishop Corbet)

 

 

Queen Mab

(Ben Jonson)

Children, children, don't forget

(Dora Owen)

   

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Code: WG BFP M15 11x14
Price: US$55.00

 

 

 

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