London, South Kensington
16 July 1999
Beauty and the Beast: a tale for the nursery. With three copper-plates. A new edition, London: printed for B. Tabart at the Juvenile and School Library, 1808. 16, 3 hand-coloured engraved plates (2 short clean tears to title, A2 heavily soiled, margins cropped, occasionally affecting text but sense recoverable, other leaves lightly dust-soiled or spotted, stain to last leaf of text and rear cover), original printed wrappers (spine worn and stitched, covers soiled). Provenance: Mary Croft, 1814, ownership inscription to front endpaper; some scribbling in ink to verso of last leaf of text, pastedowns and endpapers.
SCARCE EARLY EDITION, in prose.
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