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1911 The Big Book of Fairy Tales / Beautiful Large Format Antique Book / Richly Illustrated by Charles Robinson / Blackie and Son, London

1911 The Big Book of Fairy Tales / Beautiful Large Format Antique Book / Richly Illustrated by Charles Robinson / Blackie and Son, London

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In good condition, here is a wonderful large-format antique hardback copy of The Big Book of Fairy Tales. Published in 1911 by Blackie & Son, London and this copy is a first edition. Richly illustrated throughout with twenty-eight colour plates, some more in two-tone and many more black line drawings and decorations by Charles Robinson. An absolutely beautiful book, with just some fading to the blue cloth on the spine being the main condition point to note.

Contents: Cinderella; or, The Little Glass Slipper; Jack the Giant Killer; The Three Bears; The Ugly Duckling; Briar Rose; or, The Sleeping Beauty; Aladdin; or, The Wonderful Lamp; The Story of Blue Beard; Hansel and Gretel; Jack and the Beanstalk; Little Chicken Kluk; The Little Match Girl; Beauty and the Beast; Valentine and Orson; Little Red Riding Hood; Snowdrop; Puss in Boots; Hop o' My Thumb; The Little Tin Soldier; Dick Whittington and his Cat; Rumpel-Stilts-Kin; Blanch and Rosalinda; The Fair One with Golden Locks; Sinbad the Sailor; Mouseskin; Bushy Bride; Thumbeline; The Goose Girl; Goldmaria and Goldfeather; The Three Soldiers; The Frog Prince.

Inside the pages are clean and tightly bound. With no writing or markings of previous ownership. Opens onto illustrated endpapers. All of the colour plates are present as called for and in good condition. All edges are shiny gilt.

Blue cloth covered boards have striking gilt decoration to the front and spine. Again in good order. Has a little rubbing and rounding to the cloth on the corners and spine ends. With a couple of tiny frayed areas to the cloth on the spine. The front board is in wonderful condition with beautiful bright gilt and just the odd very faint mark. The rear board is plain blue cloth, again with just a few light marks. The blue cloth on the spine has faded in comparison with the front and back, has a couple of lightly rubbed areas to the gilt which otherwise remains bright and this is an extremely eye-catching book to display.

Your antique copy of The Big Book of Fairy Tales will be wrapped with care in tissue and ribbon* and sent well packaged. I am always happy to add a gift card with a message to the parcel.

PLEASE NOTE dimensions of this large book: H 26 cm x 21 cm, 344 pages, 1.8 kg. I dispatch worldwide daily from the UK. (There are just a very few countries which I am unable to ship to).

* If you would prefer for your book not to be decoratively wrapped and sent simply in the full protective packaging, please add a note to the order.

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