Philadelphia: David McKay Company, 1921. N. C. Wyeth. First Wyeth Edition. Cloth with colored plate. Quarto (10 1/8" x 7 1/2"), brown cloth with lettering on spine and colored glossy illustration by N.C. Wyeth mounted onto front cover, illustrated by Wyeth with colored frontispiece (& tissue guard [torn lower right corner] and 7 full-page colored illustrations plus many B&W in-text vignettes & endpapers, pictorial colored endpapers of dwarves bowling in the mountains, top page edges gilt, 86 pages. Good / None [archival protective clear polyester added]. Item #6559
Newell Convers Wyeth (1882 – 1945), known as N. C. Wyeth, was an American artist, painter, and illustrator. He was the pupil of artist Howard Pyle and became one of America's greatest illustrators. During his lifetime, Wyeth created more than 3,000 paintings and illustrated 112 books. This was Wyeth's 11th illustrated volume.
Overall an Attractive volume: solid and tight and without annotations or scribbles, though previous presentaiton on recto of frontispiece. Color front cover plate scuffed and showing some white with wear to cloth. Spine gilt quite faded and bruise to "P" in "RIP." Medium age-toning and foxing throughout. Tissue guard on title page is torn. Lacks pictorial dust jacket. All plates present and they retain superior coloration.