Pegs Fairy Book
Melbourne: Murfett Pty Ltd, 1946.
Third edition. "The Fairy Queen's Dinner: So many lovely dishes have to be cooked for a Royal Banquet, and so many fairy drinks of every kind, all spiced and icy cool, have to be made..."
Peg Maltby (1899-1984) worked in England as an illustrator of chocolate-box lids, before emigrating to Melbourne where she held successful exhibitions of her watercolours in the 1930s and 1940s. Her talent as a flower painter caught the eye of the publishers Murfett who commissioned fifteen paintings of fairies and gypsies in woodland settings, which became her first book, Peg's Fairy Book.
Bound in illustrated boards, many wonderful full page full colour plates, watermark to lower corner not affecting plates, a good copy.
Price (AUD): $75.00 other currencies
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