The Yellow Dwarf. by Walter Crane, ca. 1870

crane's yellow dwarf

London: George Routledge & Sons. #76 of Walter Crane’s Toy Books, Shilling Series.

The photographs of the book were taken with a low-end phone, and have not been retouched at all. The colors of the plate illustrations really are that vibrant, after 140+ years!

“The Queen and the Princess were advancing to meet the King, when they saw two large turkey-cocks, drawing a strange-looking box. Behind them came a tall old woman, whose age and decrepitude were no less remarkable than her ugliness.”

Quarto with blue & orange cover, rear cover lists 77 books in the Shilling Toy Books series (this being #76.) Five color plates including centerfold. The color is spectacular on all plates. Covers lightly rubbed. Spine has been professionally repaired with new japanese paper under original cover.  Assumed 1st edition.


crane's yellow dwarf