JACOBS, Joseph (editor) J.D. BATTEN (illustrator). More English Fairy Tales. London, David Nutt. 1894.
Large 8vo. Original pale blue cloth panelled, decorated and printed in darker blue to both covers and spine, top edges rough, others untrimmed; pp. xiv + [ii] + 243 + [iii], including notes and references; with pictorial device to title, wood-engraved frontispiece, 7 further dramatic full-page engraved plates, pictorial chapter-headings, tailpieces and text illustrations throughout, all by John D. Batten; a pleasing copy with a few minute nicks to spine ends, pale browning to boards, and one or two spots to lower board; internally generally fresh and crisp with a few leaves still unopened, browning and pale speckling to endpapers, spotting to untrimmed edges, a spray of foxing to frontispiece tissue, and a little occasional and inoffensive foxing internally; increasingly scarce.
First edition of this important additional to Joseph Jacobs series on fairy tales which adds to the selection of tales introduced in English Fairy Tales (Nutt, 1889).