New York: Hurst & Company, Circa 1910.
Hardcover. This darling collection of beloved fairy tales is perfect for slipping into a pocket on your way out the door on your next adventure, and the red roses adorning its covers are perfect for a collection featuring Sleeping Beauty, The Beauty and the Beast, and Snow-White and Rose-Red! This charming fairy tale collection includes stories by the Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault, and Madame d'Aulnois, as well as many others, all selected, edited, and in some cases revised by "Miss Mulock," Dinah Maria Mulock Craik (1826–1887), a very successful author of the time, best remembered for her 1857 novel John Halifax, Gentleman and her 1874 children's story The Little Lame Prince. As Miss Mulock writes in her introduction, "This is meant to be the best collection attainable of that delight of all children, and of many grown people who retain the child-heart still–the old-fashioned, time-honored classic Fairy-tale."
Stories include: The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood, Hop-O'-My-Thumb, Cinderella; Or, The Little Glass Slipper, Riquet with the Tuft, Beauty and the Beast, Jack the Giant Killer, The Woodcutter's Daughter, Fortunatus, Puss in Boots, Snow-White and Rose-Red, Jack and the Bean-Stalk, Tom Thumb, and The Frog Prince.
6 1/4" X 4 3/8". 190pp. Bound in full light green cloht over boards, with bright color pictorial label to upper board featuring two girls reclining outside while a third reads aloud, with roses in red and green to upper board and spine, both lettered in green. Moderate wear to binding, with bottom right corner of pictorial label folded upward, slight lean to spine, some rubbing and bumping to extremities, faint dust soiling and a few slight wrinkles to cloth. No publication date; incomplete gift inscription dated 1911 to front pastedown. Both hinges quite tender and text block rather shaken. Binding remains sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. Good. Item #6951