[RUSSIAN FOLK TALES] PAPÉ, Frank (illustrator). Richard WILSON (retold by). The Russian Story Book. London; Macmillan And Co., Limited. 1916.
Large square 8vo. Original deep red cloth elaborately panelled and lettered in gilt to spine and upper cover; pp. [iv], v-x, 11-307; stunningly illustrated with 16 beautiful coloured plates together with chapter-headings and other illustrations in black and white; a sound and attractive copy with dulling to spine gilt and overall light dusting, bruising to spine ends, and small rubbing to forecorners of boards; internally very good with browning, and a 6cm closed tear, to frontispiece tissue-guard at inner gutter, offset-toning to title-page, upper inner hinge cracked, but firm, internally clean with a couple of tiny forecorner creases at lower edge and one or two minor marks; scarce.
First edition of this sought-after book of Russian fairy tales and one of the most striking illustrated collections of folk tales of the period. The plates have a rich and jewel-like intensity of colour which raise them above the commonplace.