Category Archives: Opal Whiteley

How many copies are there of Opal Whiteley’s book “The Fairyland around Us?”

I often read that there are only ten known copies of Opal Whiteley’s self-published book, The Fairyland Around Us.  Sometimes it’s 12 known copies, other times it’s 15 copies.  Actually, the number of known copies is in the 25 to … Continue reading

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Opal Whiteley’s “Fairyland” – Urbanized era ideal gift? Simulacra anthropomorphic innocence?

I was searching online for copies of Opal Whiteley’s rare 1918 self-published nature book for children, “The Fairyland Around Us”, and came across this very odd description of a publication being offered by a book dealer in China: “Fairyland Around … Continue reading

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