[FAIRY TALES] KNATCHBULL-HUGESSEN, The Rt. Hon. E.H., M.P. (author). Whispers From Fairyland. London; Longmans, Green And Co., 1874.
8vo. Publisher's pinkish-red cloth decoratively panelled in black to upper cover surrounding a vignette in gilt, blocked in blind to lower board, spine elaborately and pictorially stamped in gilt and black, edges plain; pp. [vii]- viii + [iv] + 345 + [ii], publisher's list; with pictorial roundel to title, engraved frontispiece, and 6 further wood-engraved plates by various artists including a couple which are almost certainly by Richard Doyle; a very good, sound copy with bruising and small nicking to spine ends, 2 tiny (maximum 5mm) splits to cloth at upper joint and another (18mm) to lower joint, both expertly retouched and unobtrusive, 2 small ink marks to lower cover, internally clean and sound with just a couple of small pale marks (largest 8mm) and slim loss to top forecorner of penultimate leaf; scarce in first edition.
First edition. A collection of 7 new fairy tales for children, "The Lost Prince"; "The History of a Rook"; "The Silver Fairies"; "The Witches' Island"; "Harry's Dream"; "The Red Baron" and "The Two Etonians".