1882 First Edition bound by Riviere & Son - Brothers Grimm's FAIRY TALES illustrated by Walter Crane.
Author: CRANE, Walter (illustrator). GRIMM, [Jacob & Wilhelm].
Title: Household Stories, From the Collection of the Bros: Grimm: Translated from the German by Lucy Crane, and done into Pictures by Walter Crane.
Publisher: London: Macmillan & Co, 1882. First edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 " X 5 ".
Pages : x-269 pages.
Binding: Attractive, near fine binding, beautifully bound and signed by Riviere & Son bindery in full polished blue calf leather with bright gilt rules, six compartments, and five raised bands to spine with bright gilt details (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover. A wonderful book, rare in a Riviere's binding!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare and very minimal light foxing - mainly on the first blank as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with all the beautiful illustrations by Walter Crane.
The book: Scarce First edition of Brothers Grimm's Fairy Tales illustrated by Walter Crane in such a beautiful Riviere & Son binding! Including Fairy Tales like The Sleeping Beauty, The Frog Prince, Hansel & Grethel, Rapunzel, Little Red-Cap, Tom Thumb, Snow-White, The Golden Goose, and many more...
The illustrator: Walter Crane (15 August 1845 – 14 March 1915) was a British artist and book illustrator. He is considered to be the most influential, and among the most prolific, children's book creators of his generation and, along with Randolph Caldecott and Kate Greenaway, one of the strongest contributors to the child's nursery motif that the genre of English children's illustrated literature would exhibit in its developmental stages in the later 19th century. The Goose Girl illustration taken from his beautiful Household Stories from Grimm (1882) was done again as a big watercolor and then reproduced in tapestry by William Morris.
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", "Beauty and the Beast", "Little Red Riding Hood", "The Wolf and the Seven Young Goats", "The Three Little Pigs", "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.
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