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Victorian Girl Sleeping while the Wicked Fire Goblins play, dream or nightmare. Such mystery in this page from an old book! A little girl sleeps beside a fireplace, while a troupe of goblins play around her. Why is she attired in hat, coat and muff when she is sitting by a fire? Why does the end of her furry scarf seem to float in mid air? Her feet, neatly crossed in their patent leather boots, also seem to be hovering. Above her head, a flask is being poured out by goblins, while what appears to be a plum pudding floats to one side.The book from which the page came evidently dates from the 1850s, as the story printed on the other side (nothing to do with this engraving) mentions that one of the characters is an abolitionist.

The engraving brings to mind both George MacDonald's "The Princess and Curdie" and Dante Gabriel Rossetti's "The Goblin Market". And then again, that flask and plum pudding bring to mind the feast at the end of "Through the Looking glass". This is one of the most entrancing pieces of ephemera I have seen. The live area is 4 1/4"w by 6 1/2"h on a 7 1/2" 2 x 9 1/2" high page. Some marks on edges, as you see.

Victorian Girl Sleeping while the Wicked Fire Goblins play, dream or nightmare


Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Material: antique book page
  • Only ships within United States.
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