The Ruby Fairy Book

[FAIRY TALES]. LE MAITRE, Jules and J. WENZIG; Flora SCHMALS; F.C. YOUNGER; Luigi CAPUANI; John C.… The Ruby Fairy Book.

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[FAIRY TALES]. LE MAITRE, Jules and J. WENZIG; Flora SCHMALS; F.C. YOUNGER; Luigi CAPUANI; John C. WINDER; Canning WILLIAMS and Daniel RICHE (contributing authors). H.R. MILLAR (illustrator). The Ruby Fairy Book. London: Hutchinson & Co. [1900].

8vo. Original red cloth elaborately and pictorially blocked in gilt to spine and upper cover, all edges gilt; pp. [vi], vii-viii + 281 + [7], publisher's catalogue; with a total of 78 line drawings by H.R. Millar; a bright and clean copy with bruising to spine ends and tiny knocking, with minor wear, to forecorner tips, internally near fine with immaculate hinges and none of the usual shaking to the book block.
First edition. A pretty collection of little-known fairy tales largely drawn from the Russian and German including 'Natalia and the Imp' and 'The Cotton-Wool Princess'.

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