1899 Rare Victorian Book - The Three Little Pigs and other Stories for Children published by Lothrop
Author : Various.
Title : The Three Little Pigs and other Stories for Children
Publisher : Boston, Lothrop Publishing Company, no date ( circa 1899). First thus.
Language : Text in English
Size : 9.5 " X 8 "
Pages : Unpagniated
Binding : Atractive and Very Good original Victorian decorated hardcover binding (overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover. Rare find in any condition!
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare foxing and staining, gift note from a previous owner on first endpaper).
Illustrations : Profusely illustrated with a beautiful frontis illustration and in-text illustrations .
Estimate : (USD 125 - USD 175)
The book : Scarce and attractive edition of The Three Little Pigs --a fable about three pigs who build three houses of different materials. A big bad wolf blows down the first two pigs' houses, made of straw and sticks respectively, but is unable to destroy the third pig's house, made of bricks. Printed versions date back to the 1840s, but the story itself is thought to be much older. The phrases used in the story, and the various morals drawn from it, have become embedded in Western culture. Many versions of The Three Little Pigs have been recreated or have been modified over the years, sometimes making the wolf a kind character. It is a type 124 folktale in the Aarne–Thompson classification system.
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