By M M Grimm
London   C Baldwyn
7" by 4" xii, 240; iv, [1], 2-256, [1]pp
A finely bound, first English edition of the brother's Grimm tales. A very scarce example of this famous stories, here in English for the first time.
By M M Grimm

1823 German Popular Stories Translated from the Kinder Und Haus-Marchen

London   C Baldwyn
7" by 4" xii, 240; iv, [1], 2-256, [1]pp
A finely bound, first English edition of the brother's Grimm tales. A very scarce example of this famous stories, here in English for the first time.
£14,500.00
: 1.5kgs / : 707L35

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Description

Fine Binding, First Edition, Illustrated, Leather Binding, Very Scarce

The First Edition First impression of the famous Brother's Grimm tales. Illustrated by Cruikshank. Illustrated throughout, with etched vignette titles and twenty plates by the eminent 19th century illustrator George Cruikshank. Eleven plates to volume I and nine plates to volume II. Cruikshank started his career as his father's apprentice and assistant. His family were noted artists and caricaturists. This publication is Cruikshank's earliest book illustration. Following the success of this work he illustrated the works of his friend Charles Dickens. The first edition, first issue of both volumes, without umlaut in 'Marchen' to the title page. [Cohn 369] Volume I is dated 1823 and volume II is dated 1826. A finely bound copy of this work. With half-titles. Bound without the advertisements as usual. Translated into English by Edgar Taylor, a British solicitor and author of many legal, historical, literary works and translations. He was the first translator of this work, which was known in German as 'Kinder-Und Hausmarchen'. They were published anonymously, and Taylor wrote to the Grimms that his translations were for 'the amusement of some young friends principally in view'. These translations were seen as being representative of a movement at the turn of the nineteenth century to separate the fantasy elements of fairy tales from cruelty and bawdy, with the addition of Christian moral teachings. This English edition was more popular than the Grimms' own editions of this work, due to the scholarly nature that they adopted. The stories to this work inclunde 'Hans in Luck', 'The Travelling Musicians', 'Snow Drop', 'The Lady and the Lion', 'Rumpelstiltskin' and 'The Golden Goose'.

Condition

In modern full calf bindings. Externally, in an excellent condition with just a few light marks to boards. Internally, both volumes are firmly bound. Pages are bright. Plate at page 29 to volume II has hand colouring. Imperceptible repair to this plate at the gutter. Occasional offsetting from the plates, particularly heavy to page 143 of volume II. Repair to page 139 (H2) of volume I at the fore-edge, resulting in a small loss to the first word of three lines to H2v. Marks to the fore-edge of 178- 186 of volume I. Otherwise, just the occasional light spots to pages.

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