London, South Kensington
10 December 2009
GRIMM, Jakob Ludwig Karl (1785-1863) & Wilhelm Karl GRIMM (1786-1859). Kinder- und Haus-Märchen. Berlin: Realschulbuchhandlung, 1812. Volume I only (of 3), 12° (170 x 101mm). With errata and appendix (title lightly soiled and lower corner lightly waterstained, margins of following few leaves lightly waterstained, severe but clean tear across N2 & N3 repaired, some light spotting, a few small ink stains). 19th-century half calf, spine ruled in gilt (extremities rubbed and scuffed, new endpapers). Provenance: Edward Cyril Simpson (bookplate) -- W.W. Dobson & Sons, Chester (booklabel).
FIRST EDITION, RARE, volume I only of this 3 volume work. The second volume was published in 1815 and the third not until 1822. The first volume contains many of the well-known fairy tales such as Hänsel & Gretel, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood and Sleeping Beauty. Osborne p.600 (lists the second edition of volume I & II only).
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Please note that this copy is a first edition, second issue, with the last story ending on p.388 (not p.387), in common with the Harvard copy.
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