1921 The Strand Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly Vol. LXI January to June, July to December
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Colour Plates, First Edition, Illustrated, Leather Binding, Rebound, Very Scarce
The complete run from January to December 1921 of the famous The Strand Magazine bound in from the original parts. A very scarce collection of the complete run of 1921 in two volumes.
These issues from the magazine contain various pieces of short fiction and articles by many important authors, such as P. G Wodehouse, Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Wallace, E. Phillips Oppenheim, Sir Winston Churchill, and others.
Most interestingly, part I contains Doyle's notorious article 'The Evidence for Fairies,' in which he supports Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths' claim of having photographed real fairies.
This fascinating story starts in 1917 when the then sixteen and nine year old girls took photographs of each other playing with fairies. This sparked a controversy in the twentieth century that would last more than fifty years, as no one could then prove that the photographs might be fake. As an avid spiritualist, one of the believers in their story was indeed Arthur Conan Doyle, who had already published an article in The Strand Christmas issue of 1920 declaring he believed in the pictures and that fairies are real. This article includes more photographs of the fairies as requested by Doyle.
Richly illustrated by various contributors, both in colour and in black and white. Some parts are printed in colour such as the article 'Painting as a Pastime' by Winston Churchill, in which the text is printed in blue ink and is illustrated with bright colourful illustrations.
In a half calf binding over cloth covered boards. Externally smart with some shelf wear and a slight rubbing and scuffing to the spine and extremities. With a minor loss to the tale of the spine to volume 2. Internally, firmly bound. The pages are bright and clean. Richly illustrated by various contributors, both in colour and in black and white. Some parts are printed in colour such as the article 'Painting as a Pastime' by Winston Churchill, in which the text is printed in blue ink and is illustrated with bright colourful illustrations.
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