A highly sought-after collectible, Fairyland
features the exquisite illustrations of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, a noted artist of the early 20th century. Outhwaite excelled at the depiction of dainty sprites, and her whimsical visions are highlighted by images of kangaroos, koalas, kookaburras, and other creatures of her native Australia. Her art — with accompanying verses by her sister, Annie R. Rentoul, and stories by her husband, Grenbry Outhwaite — is populated by princesses, witches, pixies, and other folkloric creatures and abounds in timeless charm. This hardcover edition of Outhwaite's most lavish work features dozens of graceful and imaginative illustrations, including nineteen in full color.
A Calla Edition, originally published by the Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York, 1929.