In Fairyland: A Series of Pictures from the Elf-World, is widely-regarded as one of the finest and most desirable illustrated books of the second half of the nineteenth century, and one of the benchmarks of colour printing. As Percy Muir describes it in his seminal book 'Victorian Illustrated Books' (1971), In Fairyland "has 16 colour plates many with more than one subject to a page, and there is not one bad one among them. Edmund Evans surpassed himself in the printing of the blocks. it is now considered as a book for children, but it was published at a guinea and a half." William Allingham was commissioned by the publisher to write a poem to accompany Richard Doyle's exquisite colour illustrations of a Fairyland world of elves and fairies, here engraved and exquisitely printed by Edmund Evans. The resulting combination is a complete joy and a must for any serious collector of nineteenth century children's books.