18 December 2003
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. & MRS. LEO S. BING
GRIMM, Jacob (1785-1863) and Wilhelm (1786-1859). German Popular Stories, Translated from the Kinder und Haus Marchen, collected by M.M. Grimm, from oral Tradition. Translated by Edgar Taylor. London: C. Baldwyn, 1823 (vol. I) and James Robins & Co, 1826 (vol. II).
2 volumes, 12o (174 x 99 mm). Half-titles. Engraved titles and 20 etched plates by George Cruikshank. (Without the advertisements, small repair to gutter margin of L1 in vol. I.) Modern red morocco, spines gilt-lettered and -ruled, top edges gilt, by Riviere.
FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, FIRST ISSUE OF THE GRIMM TALES. With the following issue points in Vol. I: there are no dots over the "a" in Marchen on the engraved title; the title of the "Travelling Musicians" is without the addition of "or The Waits of Bremen"; there is the list of plates on p.218; the last of the "Notes" refers to "Preface, p.vii." Cohn 369; Morgan Early Children's Books and Their Illustration 197 ("perhaps [Cruikshank's] best work"). (2)
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