The Silver Fairy Book

[FAIRY TALES]. VOLTAIRE, (pseud.) [François-Marie AROUET], Mdme. Sarah BERNHARDT and Wilhelm HAUF … The Silver Fairy Book.

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[FAIRY TALES]. VOLTAIRE, (pseud.) [François-Marie AROUET], Mdme. Sarah BERNHARDT and Wilhelm HAUF (contributing authors). H.R. MILLAR (illustrator). The Silver Fairy Book. London; Hutchinson & Co., circa 1896.

8vo. Original navy blue cloth, strikingly and pictorially blocked in silver and brown to spine and upper board, all edges silver, decorative endpapers; pp. [vii], viii + [ix-x], [3]-312; with pictorial title and illustrations after engravings throughout; externally remarkably fresh and attractive with small bruising, and rubbing, to spine ends and slight turning to forecorners; internally very good with a little Japanese tissue strengthening to inner hinges, a neat contemporary gift inscription, dated 1896, to front free endpaper, and some sporadic light foxing and marking.
Second edition, as stated, published the year after the first. A collection of fairy tales gathered from various European nations including Spain, France, Germany, Scandinavia, and Serbia, all presented in one of the most eye-catching bindings of the period.

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