Title: My Fairy Stories
Author: Willy Schermelé
Illustrator: Carla Ruffinelli, Willy Schermelé
Year: 1963 (First Edition)
Publisher: Purnell and Sons, Ltd.
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: N/A
Description: An extremely scarce collection of four short stories, written especially for this book, about fairies, pixies, and other woodland sprites and creatures. The stories are:
Schermelé's beautiful colour illustrations – several of which are full-page – grace every page. The cover illustration is by the Italian painter and fashion journalist, Carla Ruffinelli.
Glazed pictorial boards. Slight crease on front cover. Tail of spine and rear corners bumped; head slightly rubbed. Pages are free from foxing or marking, but have a vintage tan. Nevertheless, the illustrations remain very bright.
Measures 24.5 cm × 22 cm (9.8″ × 8.8″). Small 4to. Unpaginated.