New York: Grosset & Dunlap, circa 1915.
Hardcover. The blossoms adorning the cover of this Brothers Grimm collection of fairy tales, with an impish elf climbing among them, are perfect for a collection featuring Sleeping Beauty, who here goes by the name May Blossom, joined by Snow-White and Rose-Red, along with Cinderella and the Three Spinning Fairies, Rapunzel and Little Red-Riding-Hood, and many more companions new and old, from dragons and fairies to magic mirrors, enchanted trees, and more! This circa 1915 edition edition features translations by Susannah Mary Paull and collects well over a hundred beloved fairy tales by the great Brothers Grimm. Despite its impish exterior and the assurances on its title page that this edition is "specially adapted and arranged for young people," this collection of fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm retains its gruesome details--Cinderella's stepsisters, for example, continue to mutilate their own feet to fit her glass slipper, only to have their eyes pecked out in punishment, as they have for many, darker ages past.
7 5/8" X 5 1/4". v, 522pp. Undated, circa 1915. Bound in a golden wheat-colored cloth over boards, with elf on a blossoming bough stamped in green, pink, and black to upper board, butterfly stamped in black to spine, and upper board and spine both lettered in black. Moderate wear to binding, with bumping to corners and head and tail of spine, mottling and scattered rubbing and soiling to cloth, and faint crease to upper board. Charming bookplate to front free endpaper shows another little elf holding a sign bearing the book owner's name. Text block is a touch shaken; hinges are firm and strong. Binding is sound. Pages are age-toned, otherwise unmarked. An overall solid and charming collection of 108 fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm. Good. Item #13769