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The Princess and the Goblin by  George MacDonald - Hardcover - 1900 - from Karol Krysik Books, ABAC/ILAB, IOBA, PBFA (SKU: 5522)

The Princess and the Goblin

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The Princess and the Goblin

by MacDonald, George

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  • hardcover
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About This Item

London: Blackie and Son Limited, 1900. Hardcover. Very Good. Arthur Hughes; Laurence Housman. No date, c. 1900. Publisher's blue decorated cloth with a front board design by Laurence Housman, who also did the frontis, entangled floral pattern in gilt to the spine around the title and author's name. Very light rubbing to the cloth at the spine ends, slightly cocked, with light foxing to the prelims and the ads. 313p., plus ads numbered p.17-32, with 4 black and white illustrations for the advertised books. Attractive copy. Illustrated in black and white by Laurence Housman and Arthur Hughes.

Synopsis

George Macdonald (1824-1905) was born at Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, where his father was a miller and his family Congregationalists. As a young man he was ordained a minister of the Congregational church but he resigned after a disagreement with his deacons over doctrine, and from 1853 he earned his living by lecturing and writing, often in poor health, which meant periodic travelling in search of purer air for his lungs. In 1851 he married Louisa Powell, with whom he spent a long and happy life, sadly ending in grief when three of his thirteen children died of tuberculosis and he suffered a stroke that deprived him of speech for his last five years. He was a prolific writer, yet it is his fantasies for children that have survived. The Princess and the Goblin was the second of these, published first as a serial in Good Words for the Young , a periodical of which he became editor for a short time in 1869. About a hundred years later W.H. Auden wrote, 'To me, George MacDonald's most extraordinary, and precious, gift is his ability, in all his stories, to create an atmosphere of goodness about which there is nothing phone or moralistic. Nothing is rarer in literature.'

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Details

Bookseller
Karol Krysik Books, ABAC/ILAB, IOBA, PBFA CA (CA)
Bookseller Inventory #
5522
Title
The Princess and the Goblin
Author
MacDonald, George
Illustrator
Arthur Hughes; Laurence Housman
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Blackie and Son Limited
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1900

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Karol Krysik Books, ABAC/ILAB, IOBA, PBFA

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Karol Krysik Books, ABAC/ILAB, IOBA, PBFA

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About Karol Krysik Books, ABAC/ILAB, IOBA, PBFA

Interesting and unusual books and printed matter. Visual items, illustrated books, private press, mythology/folklore, modern first editions. Member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of Canada (ABAC) and theIndependent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA)

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Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
spine
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cocked
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gilt
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