One of Rockwell Kent's most beautiful books; written, illustrated and designed by Kent at the peak of his career.
Kent both wrote and illustrated this captivating story. The narrative, bearing very faint similarities to Sleeping Beauty, is written as a bittersweet tug-of-war between two fairies, kind and malicious, who bestow a series of alternating gifts upon a little girl.
The final page reveals the child's identity... and the name is left blank for the giver to fill in the name of the recipient.
A beautiful birthday gift.
Beautifully produced, it states, "1850 copies of this book have been made by Pynson Printers."
Printed only on the rectos of the untrimmed pages. Silk endpapers. Two colors lithographed on cloth over boards.
From Wikipedia: "Elmer Adler's Pynson Printers, on West 43rd Street, was one of the great American printing houses of the 1920s and 1930s. Elmer's goal was to create spectacular books using traditional craftsmanship, regardless of cost. He was happy to declare that Pynson Printers charged more than any other print shop and never made a profit. Elmer created limited edition books for Alfred A. Knopf, Random House, and others."