Bee: The Princess of the Dwarfs

By: France, Anatole

Price: $175.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


(gilt pictorial boards; no dust jacket) [slight splitting/fraying to binding at lower front hinge, otherwise a nice clean book with just a bit of wear at the corners, some minor spotting on the rear cover; binding is intact (no broken hinges); one bookplate on front pastedown, another on the ffep, and a gift inscription on the verso of the frontispiece plate, reading "To Micky / Much love / from Mother" (see notes)]. Beautiful vintage children's book, with 17 full-color plates illustrated by Charles Robinson (all present, with tissue guards with printed captions intact); there are also small color illustrations affixed to the page at the heads of several chapters, and small line drawings sprinkled throughout the text. Pagination anomalies: the Chapter I plate, "She went to her room...", faces page 2, not page 1 as listed; the Chapter VII plate, "The dwarf drew the bridle...", faces page 37, not page 38. Additionally, four of the plates bear half-size rather than full-size illustrations. (NOTE re the gift inscription: "Mother" in this case was silent-film actress Jane Novak, the book having been presented to her daughter Mickell, known as "Micky.")

Title: Bee: The Princess of the Dwarfs

Author: France, Anatole

Illustrator: Illustrated by Charles Robinson

Categories: Children's,

Edition: 2nd printing

Publisher: London/New York, J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E.P. Dutton & Co.: 1922

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 22641

Keywords: Illustrated Children's Fantasy