1854 Scarce First Edition - The Brothers GRIMM - Stray Leaves from Fairy Land, for Boys and Girls. Illustrated.
Author: TRANSLATED BY J. EDWARD TAYLOR. New Translation from the German of Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm. Napoleon Sarony (illustrator).
Title: Stray Leaves from Fairy Land, for Boys and Girls. Splendidly Illustrated.
Publisher: Philadelphia, G. Collins, Cowperthwait, Desilver & Butler, 1854. First Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages: vi-376 pages + publisher's catalog.
Binding: Scarce, attractive and very good original illustrated full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. An extremely rare find in any condition!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, some foxing and staining - as shown, light stain to the outer edge/margin of last pages without affecting the text - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with a beautiful color title page and 4 full-page color plates by Napoleon Sarony and printed by Sarony & Major.
Estimate: (Scarce with no or few other copies available for sale worldwide).
The book: Scarce and attractive First edition of this English translation of Brothers Grimm fairy tales never translated in English before including Bruin and the Dwarf, The Cat and the Mouse, Thumbling's Travels, The Owl, The Nix in the Mill-Pond, The Dwarf in the Bottle, The Six Swans, The Hedgehog and the Hare, The Goose-Girl At the Well, Clever Alice, The Knapsack The Hat and the Horn, The Straw The Coal and the Bean, The Miller's Lad and the Kitten, The Spindle the Shuttle and the Needle, The Three Elves in the Wood, The Two Brothers, The Dragon and his Grandmother, Lazy Heinz, The White Serpent, The Porridge-Pot, Little One-Eye Two-Eye and Three-Eyes, Doctor Knowall, The Pink, The Drummer, The House in the Wood, The Gold Children, The Good Bargain, Dummling and the Toad, The Hare and his Wife, The True BRide, The Giant and the Tailor, The King of the Birds, Violet, Fritz and his Friends, The Little Earth-Man.
Stray Leaves from Fairy Land is a collection of fairy tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, translated into English by John Edward Taylor. Confusingly, his cousin, Edgar Taylor, was the first to translate some of the Grimms’ fairy tales into English, with German Popular Stories (1823). Stray Leaves from Fairy Land was a sequel, newly translated. John Edward Taylor told the publisher, G. Collins, that he followed his cousin’s principles of translation.
The authors: The Brothers Grimm, Jacob Ludwig Karl Grimm (1785–1863) and Wilhelm Carl Grimm (1786–1859), were German academics, philologists, cultural researchers, lexicographers and authors who together collected and published folklore during the 19th century. They were among the first and best-known collectors of German and European folk tales, and popularized traditional oral tale types such as "Cinderella" ("Aschenputtel"), "The Frog Prince" ("Der Froschkönig"), "The Goose-Girl" ("Die Gänsemagd"), "Hansel and Gretel" ("Hänsel und Gretel"), "Rapunzel", "Little Red Riding Hood" ("Rotkäppchen"), "The Wolf and the Seven Young Goats", "Rumpelstiltskin" ("Rumpelstilzchen"), "Sleeping Beauty" ("Dornröschen"), and "Snow White" ("Schneewittchen"). Their classic collection, Children's and Household Tales (Kinder- und Hausmärchen) was published in two volumes—the first in 1812 and the second in 1815.
The illustrator: Napoleon Sarony (March 9, 1821 – November 9, 1896) was an American lithographer and photographer. He was a highly popular portrait photographer, best known for his portraits of the stars of late-19th-century American theater. His son, Otto Sarony, continued the family business as a theater and film star photographer.
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