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Publication: The Lily of Life: A Fairy Tale

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  • Publication: The Lily of Life: A Fairy Tale Publication Record # 597303
  • Author: The Crown Princess of Roumania
  • Date: 1913-00-00
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • Price: 10/6
  • Pages: xi+145
  • Format:
    hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
  • Type: NOVEL
  • Cover: The Lily of Life: A Fairy Tale by Helen Stratton
  • Notes:
    • 1st ed.
    • WorldCat (OCLC, below) reports -- 26 cm; "[18] leaves of plates" -- "preface by Carmen Sylva" (a well-known writer, namely Elisabeth, then Queen consort of Roumania)
    • Price from review The Scotsman 1913-12-04 p4; brief review Manchester Guardian -12-04 p6 "Christmas Books", under Fairyland; and listing Manchester Guardian -12-11 p4 "Hodder & Stoughton's Christmas List"
    • HathiTrust Digital Library (HDL) provides full view of one copy with original cover -- front cover shows "The Lily of Life" above a vignette illustration and below it "A fairy story by the" over (all caps) "Crown Princess of Roumania" -- cover vignette matches focus of full-page illustration facing p17, "The Beautiful Couple" -- title page illustrated, shows (all caps) "A Fairy Tale by" over "The Crown Princess of Roumania" -- "Dedicated to my daughter Elisabetha ..." (Elisabeth of Romania (18941956) per Wikipedia) -- List of Illustrations, p.vii, lists 18 (frontispiece and 17 plates not included in the pagination) -- Preface, p.ix-xi, signed "Carmen Sylva" (Elisabeth, Queen of Roumania to 1914) -- novel spans p1-[146]; p146 footer "Printed by Hazell, Watson & Viney, Ld., London and Aylesbury." -- decorated endpapers
    • Cover image from Amazon UK 2018-06-21 as The Lily of Life, Hardcover, Hodder and Stoughton, no date. The design matches that of the apparent 1st printing viewed at HDL (above).
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