Monday, April 6, 2009

Fairy Tale Gems ~ Rare 1920s Book

Sometimes you just know something is special. You don't even have to look for the name of the Artist, the printer, the year of publication . . . . you just know : )
That's what happened when I saw this sweet little book.
FairyTale Gems ~ By Jennie Harbour



It is an accordion style book that is only 4.5 inches tall with images and stories on both sides.




Superb Chromolithographs in perfect colours ~ framed with scrolls and roses.


Each picture is a miniature work of Art



I can imagine how thrilled a little girl in the 1920's would have been to own this treasure.



It folds up neatly, ties with a lace ribbon and fits in its original box. Just wonderful!



After doing some research on Rare Books I have found that is indeed a Scare book and even more rare with the original box. It is currently listed in my Ciderantiques ~ eBay
These wonderful lithographs can be digitized. Stunning prints for your mixed media creations.







7 comments:

The White Bench said...

WOW Karen! What a find!
Hugs,
Monicax.

Nancy said...

Beautiful Karen...so neat to find such treasures...even better when they are in pristine condition.

Have a great day!
Hugs, Nancy

Brenda said...

Karen,
It's beautiful - I wouldn't be able to part with the beautiful little book. You could donate it to my collection of children's literature LOL!

Bremdie

For The Love Of A Teddy Bear & Pink And Pretty Needful Things said...

Hi Karen,
What a pretty little book, I have never seen anything like it before. Your right, the pictures are just wonderful.... very nice treasure! Jennifer : )

Andrea said...

What a beautiful treasure! :)

TattingChic said...

That is a very beautiful book, indeed! Thanks for sharing. :)

Barbara said...

What a beautiful book! I really enjoyed the pics.