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Cundall, Joseph, ed.; Edward Wehnert & Harrison Weir, illus. A treasury of pleasure books for young and old ... new series. London: Cundall & Addey, 1851. 12mo (17.8 cm, 7"). Col. frontis.,  pp.; col. illus. $200.00
Six classic tales for children: "The Charmed Fawn," "The History of Robin Hood," "The Ugly Little Duck," "The Adventures of Puss in Boots," "Hans in Luck," and "The History of Peter the Goatherd." This is the first edition of the second collection in a series; Cundall notes that while the first gathering was all English-inspired, this one includes German, French, and Danish folktales in addition to the traditional English Robin Hood.
Intended as a Christmas gift, this volume is brightly clothed in gilt-stamped crimson, and the stories are illustrated with => 36 neatly hand-colored scenes done by Edward Wehnert and Harrison Weir, including the king hunting the enchanted fawn, Robin Hood mid-draw, the ugly duckling discovering his beautiful new state, Puss in Boots and the ogre, etc.
NSTC 2T16683. Publisher's red ribbed cloth, covers framed in blind with blind-stamped foliate corner decorations; spine dimmed and spotted, with joints and extremities rubbed, front cover still bright. All edges gilt. Front free endpaper with early inked numeral in upper outer corner. Light age-toning and a certain number of (childish?) fingerprints, pages otherwise clean. => Very appealing. (38257) Please RESHELVE This.
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