THE FAIRY STORY THAT CAME TRUE. Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.
THE FAIRY STORY THAT CAME TRUE.
THE FAIRY STORY THAT CAME TRUE.

THE FAIRY STORY THAT CAME TRUE.

Pp. 20(including the wrappers, colophon and blanks), coloured frontispiece and 4 full page illustrations, black & white pictorial head & tailpiece, full page map with pictorial border; small cr. 4to; pictorial paper wrappers, stapled (slightly rusted); within the original plain envelope, which is slightly soiled and worn; The British Imperial Oil Co. Limited, [Melbourne, 1922?]. Muir 2396. *'Some time in the 1920s Ida was commissioned by the British Imperial Oil Company, distributors of Shell Motor Oil, to illustrate a booklet with fairy pictures for distribution free through petrol stations... It seems likely that [her husband] Grenbry may have obtained this commission through his friendship with the manager of the company' [Muir & Holden, p. 58, adding 'It now seems rather odd to put our well-printed, delicately pretty booklets about fairies to promote petrol']. Outhwaite illustrated other advertising material for The British Imperial Oil Co., including a couple of Shell Fairy Calendars and The Sentry and the Shell Fairy.. Item #151376

Price: $3,000.00

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