FABULOUS NISTER BOOK OF GNOMES AND ELVESFAIRIES. THE BOOK OF GNOMES by Fred Weatherly. London: Nister, no date, circa 1903. Oblong folio (12 1/2 x 10"), cloth backed pictorial boards, 2 small margin mends else near fine. Life in the realm of fairies, elves, gnomes and humanized insects is depicted by E. Stuart Hardy with 8 very fine, detailed full page chromolithographed plates plus many full page and smaller brown line illustrations all throughout the text. Incredible detail and absolutely marvelous. The best book on gnomes and a great copy, usually found with multiple defects. Peeps Into Nisterland p. 240.