[Parrish, Maxfield]; Wiggin, Kate Douglas and Smith, Nora A.
Title THE ARABIAN NIGHTS THEIR BEST KNOWN TALES
Book Condition Very good
Edition First Edition
Publisher New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1909
Illustrator Parrish, Maxfield
Seller ID 46
M8vo (9 ½ x 7). pp. xiii, 339. Black cloth boards with paper onlay of illustration and titles by Maxfield Parrish; titles stamped on spine. Color title page, 12 full page color plates and color illustrated end papers in the Arts & Crafts style by Maxfield Parrish. A Very Good copy with light to moderate scratches on cover onlay and titles on spine faded but still legible. Still a bright and fresh copy. A series of 10 Arabian Nights stories that were, as Kate Douglas Wiggin states in her preface, “shortened here and there, omitting some…repetitions that crept in from time to time…”. This is a book that will delight children of all ages, for as Ms. Wiggin so deftly put it, “Nowhere in the whole realm of literature will you find such a Marvel, such a Wonder…of a book.” Parrish's unforgettable illustrations deftly place the wonder of these tales into the realm of legend. Ludwig pp. 205Maxfield Parrish (1870 - 1966) was a student of Howard Pyle at the Drexel Institute of Art and a member of the Brandywine School of American illustration. He preferred the use of luminous colors for his illustrations -- the colors of twilight, and was much influenced by the color pallete of the Southwest. He was a prolific illustrator of books, magazines and ephemera such as calendars and posters. In his later years he gave up illustration and concentrated solely on his painting.
Maxfield Parrish, Howard Pyle, Brandywine, Arts & Crafts, Kate Wiggin