1882 Rare First Edition - Brothers Grimm's FAIRY TALES illustrated by Walter Crane.
Author: CRANE, Walter (illustrator). GRIMM, [Jacob & Wilhelm]. Lucy Crane (translator).
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: 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages : x-269 pages + catalogue.
Binding: Attractive and very good half blue morocco leather binding signed with a small "bee ink stamp" (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edge gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, original cloth covers and spine bound at rear - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with all the beautiful illustrations by Walter Crane.
The book: Attractive and scarce First edition of Brothers Grimm's Fairy Tales illustrated by Walter Crane with the beautiful original binding bound in at rear! Including Fairy Tales like 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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