New York: J. H. Sears & Company, Inc., 1926.
Sears Illustrated Juveniles. Hardcover. Embark to lands both beloved and familiar and strange and unknown with Cinderella and the Three Spinning Fairies, Rapunzel and the Robber Bridegroom and Little Red-Riding-Hood, and companions new and old, from changelings and elves to magic mirrors and sorceresses and more! This enchantingly decorated 1926 collection of nearly 50 fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm comes illustrated by Lorraine Combs in a vivid color frontispiece, an Antoinette-inspired princess adorning its title page, and a beautifully intricate border on every single page.
Full contents: The Frog Prince; The Cat Who Married a Mouse; Fairy Tell True; The Youth Who Could Not Shiver and Shake; The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids; Faithful John; The Bood Bargain; The Wonderful Fiddler; The Twelve Brothers; The Rogues' Holiday; The Enchanted Stag; Hansel and Grethel; The Garden of the Sorceress; The Three Little Men in the Wood; The Two White Snakes; The Language of Animals; The Straw, the Coal, and the Bean; The Brave Little Tailor; The Fisherman and His Wife; Cinderella; The Riddle; The Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage; The Widow's Two Daughters; The Singing Bone; The Three Golden Hairs; The Lady-bird and the Fly; The Maiden Without Hands; The Three Languages; The Clever Elfe; The Tailor's Three Sons; Little Thumb; The Wedding of Widow Fox; The Industrious Manikins; The Changeling; The Maiden's Visit; The Three Spinning Fairies; The Robber Bridegroom; The Troublesome Visitors; The Wonderful Glass; Old Sultan and His Friends; May Blossom; Birdie and Her Friend; King Roughbeard; The Magic Mirror; The Fortune-Seekers; and The Twin Brothers.
9 3/4" X 7 7/8". iv, 244pp, with one leaf of ads. Bound in blue cloth over boards, with color pictorial label of fairy tale scenes bordering a prince and his steed approaching a castle on a hill to upper board, lettered in gilt to upper board and spine. Moderate wear to binding, with some dust spotting and faint foxing to pictorial label and small tears to corners and to head and tail of sunned and gilt-dimmed spine. Small spots of soiling and dust-spotting to edges of text block. Pictorial endpapers by Christopher Rule of a 1920s girl and boy reading in the garden outside a fairy tale cottage. Christmas 1927 gift inscription to flyleaf. Rear hinge shows small tear along gutter; binding remains firm and sound. Some toning to flyleaves. Pages are clean and unmarked. Illustrated in color frontispiece, title vignette, and a border on every page. Good. Item #12211