Rare Books Children's books The King of the Golden River by John Ruskin Illustrator Fritz Kredel 1946 Second Printing Collectible Book Gifts

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This is a good hardcover, NO dust jacket, original dust jacket missing. Second Printing 1946 World Publishing Co. This copy is clean inside and out. The pages do have light natural tanning from age but are clean and very good overall. The binding is tight and straight. Decorated hardcover boards are also good with only light shelf wear corners/edges and clean front and back. Standard octavo book size or 6" x 9" with 112 pages.

This edition of The King of the Golden River by John Ruskin is illustrated by Fritz Kredel. It is a story or fairy tale the illustrates the triumph of love, and goodness over evil. Set in Austria, the fable tells of The Black Brothers who mistreats The Southwest Wind and find their lovely valley flooded as a consequence. The evil of its owners has transformed Treasure Valley into sand after the flood with all their assets washed away. The fable imagines that nature responds to good and evil either positively or negatively. The book was originally published in 1851 and was an immediate success.

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