[FAIRY TALES] WIGRAM, W. Knox (author). John L. ROGET (illustrator). Twelve Wonderful Tales Told In Rhyme. London; Richard Bentley. 1870.
8vo. Original midnight blue pictorial cloth over bevelled boards, decoratively blocked in black and gilt to spine and upper cover, lower board panelled in black, top edges rough, others untrimmed, matt brown endpapers; pp. [vii]-viii + 223 + [i], with one or two leaves unopened; with 14 atmospheric etched plates by John L. Roger; a very attractive copy with a few minor and pale scratches to lower board, slight darkening to spine and bruising to head and heel; internally very good and sound with a couple of insignificant and short closed tears to top edge at inner gutter (through opening) and very occasional marginal spotting.
First collected edition, newly illustrated. Some of the stories in rhyme, which reflect the cultural insensitivities of the age, include The Jar of Gold; The Flying Horse; The Conjuror's Call and The Little Hunchback, appeared previously in Flotsam and Jetsam; a Cargo of Christmas Rhyme and the magazine Temple Bar.