London, South Kensington
22 September 2000
FENELON, François de Salignac de la Mothe. Little Tales, Guben: F. Fechner & London: Joseph Myers & Co, [ca. 1850]. 80 x 50mm., volumes I, II and IV only (?of 4), hand-coloured lithographed frontispiece and 4 hand-coloured plates (occasional light spotting), original coloured silk-covered boards, blind-stamp of "Polizei-Verwaltung zu Guben" on title. Ninth edition. Spielmann 152 (describing one-vol. eighth edition): "A most attractive little juvenile book, almost certainly printed in Germany for the English market. The illustrations are of quite exceptional charm. The frontispiece shows a humorous market scene, the other two plates various animals"; Welsh 2799 (ninth edition, calling for 4 vols.) .
With 12 other miniature books. (14)
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