In the fishing village where he lives, David sits alone by the shore at night, watching the path of light that stretches across the sea until it almost touches the moon. Wondering, Where does it go? Then one day he hears a voice of the Moon-Angel. "Why not try the moon-path tonight?" As David will discover, the glimmering moonlit path leads to a ...Read MoreIn the fishing village where he lives, David sits alone by the shore at night, watching the path of light that stretches across the sea until it almost touches the moon. Wondering, Where does it go? Then one day he hears a voice of the Moon-Angel. "Why not try the moon-path tonight?" As David will discover, the glimmering moonlit path leads to a magical world behind the moon-a beautiful garden. And golden riches and a great flying horse to whisk him back to earth. But first he will have to battle a giant.Read Less
Howard Pyle. Very Good. 1895 gift inscription on front free endpaper, no other markings. 10 black-and-white plates by Pyle, numerous vignettes. 192 pages. Green cloth with red and gilt decorations, very attractive, slight lean to spine.
Good but with some wrinkling to cloth at spine, light bumping to binding, and 3 ex-lib. stamps (none to covers) Light green cloth with dark green, red, and gilt decoration and gilt lettering; 192 pp. with 10 full-page bw illustrations plus smaller ones at chapter headings; tissue over frontispiece. A delightful story written for Pyle's son, with charming illustrations by the author. The decorative cover is beautiful and typical of the time.
Very Good+ [Textblock Fine]. No DJ. [Association Copy; Inscribed by Pyle to Eugene Fields; Letter Laid in to Field's Widow] Light shelf/edge wear, bottom fore-tip gently bumped, lengthy inscription by author at first blank, else tight, bright and unmarred. Green cloth boards, gilt lettering and decorative elments, green and red ink lettering, frontispiece. 8vo. 192pp. Illus. (b/w plates). One of Pyle's last books for young people, the backstory to particular this volume is second to none. It was inscribed by Pyle to renowned poet and author, Eugene Field, "To Eugene Field, My fellow worker in the world of art" and below the inscription, also in Pyles hand is a lovely 12 line poem [N.B. no reference to the poem can be found and it is possible that this is a previously unknown Pyle work]. The inscription and poem are dated November 3rd, 1895. Eugene Field died, unexpectedly, on November 4th, 1895, and Pyle clearly heard about it very quickly as there is a letter laid in to his widow, dated November 10, 1895, expressing his deep sympathies and fond memories and presenting the inscribed copy to her in memory of her husband. An exceptional addition to a sophisticated Pyle collection.
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