# 21558

O'HARRIS, Pixie (illustrator); YARDLEY, Lynette, et al.

The “Pixie O. Harris fairy book”. (Publisher’s presentation copy)

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Stories and verse by Lynette Yardley, Eva Lawton, Gwen M. Cock, Pixie O. Harris. Illustrations in color, half-tone and line by Pixie O. Harris [i.e. Pixie O’Harris]. Adelaide : Rigby, [1925]. First edition. Quarto, publisher’s gilt lettered card with colour pictorial onlay to front, in the rare original illustrated buff wrappers (sunned, chipped at fore-edge and along spine); a presentation copy inscribed on the dedication page ‘To Mr H.R. Burnell, with the Publisher’s Compliments, J.M. Rath [?], Xmas 1925‘; frontispiece tipped-in colour plate (the same illustration as the outer onlay), pp. 63, with a second full page colour plate, 13 full page monochrome or bichrome illustrations and b/w drawings in the text by Pixie O’Harris throughout; internally very clean. Muir 5488.

The second publication to feature the work of Pixie O’Harris (b. Rona Olive Harris, 1903-1991). A rare copy in the original illustrated jacket, with the added desirability of being inscribed by the publisher.