First edition with these illustrations, first printing. Publisher's original blue cloth with orange illustration and titles to the boards and spine. Top edge gilt. A full colour illustrated title page, 16 colour tipped in plates, duotone pictorial endpapers, and initial letters in black by Jessie M. King. A superb near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the cloth exceptionally bright, the contents with a few small foxing spots and the bookplate of Maria Louisa Aerts to the prelims are otherwise unusually clean and bright throughout.
This collection of four fairy tales, written by Oscar Wilde and first published in 1891. Comprising The Young King, The Birthday of the Infanta, The Fisherman and his Soul and The Star-Child, the stories are accompanied here for the first time with Jessie M. King's exquisite illustrations.
Stock code: 16912