Frank Richard Stockton (1834-1902) was an American writer of children's fairy tales who is often viewed as ahead of his time. He avoided the moralizing endemic to the era and mocked an age of greed, lust for power and violence. Maurice Sendak chose to illustrate his classic work: "The Griffin and Minor Canon" and this won for Sendak a Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1963. His most famous fable "The Lady and the Tiger" is still read by high school students since it leads to profound questions about its possible ending. Original photograph mounted with his mounted signature. Very good.