Folk-Tales of Bengal - Rev. Lal Behari Day, Warwick Goble (illustrator) 1912 - Macmillan & Co., London - Edition de Luxe, first to be illustrated by Warwick Goble A stunning large vellum bound collection of twenty-two traditional Bengal Fairy tales, the ‘Edition de Luxe’ limited to 150 copies, enchantingly illustrated with thirty-two colour plates by Warwick Goble tipped on to brown paper each with a lettered tissue guard.

Collected and translated by the Bengali journalist and missionary Reverend Lal Behari Day (1826-94) and first published in 1833, this edition of 1912 was the first to combine the tales with Warwick Goble’s magical drawings.
  Warwick Goble (1862-1943) was an illustrator of children's books, who specialised in oriental themes. After training at the City of London School and the Westminster School of Art, Goble began his career contributing illustrations to monthly such as Strand Magazine, Pearson's Magazine, and The Boy's Own Paper. He later progressed to book illustration becoming the first to illustrate H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds, as well as exhibiting at the Royal Academy. In 1909, he became resident gift book illustrator for MacMillan and produced illustrations for The Water Babies, Green Willow, and Other Japanese Fairy Tales, The Complete Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, Stories from the Pentamerone, Folk Tales of Bengal, The Fairy Book, and The Book of Fairy Poetry. Later in life Goble gradually gave up illustration to pursue sculling, cycling, and travelling.

Large quarto (binding size 29.4x23.5cm), pp. [2] xiv 274 [2].
  Bound in publisher’s full vellum, lettered and intricately decorated in gilt to spine and upper cover, top edge gilt others untrimmed, without original silk ties.   Condition: Fine in near fine vellum binding, light rubbing to gilt, silk ties removed.   Ref: 110312   Price: HK$ 18,000