German Popular Stories.
John Camden Hotten, Piccadilly. Printed by Taylor and Francis, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street.
With illustrations after the original designs of george cruikshank. edited by edgar taylor. with introduction by john ruskin. (large paper. - proof impressions.).
4to. 10.25 x 8 inches.  + xxvi + [ii] + 335 +  pp. +  pp. publisher's advertisements. Bound in original quarter green morocco, gilt, over red boards. Marbled endpapers. Deckled edges. Extremities worn, front hinge starting to crack and marginal foxing, including plate margins, with repaired tear on plate margin. Otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by 22 engravings by George Cruikshank, including title page vignette. Lacks the Third Design of the Young Giant and the Taylor plate, which has not been bound into this copy. Decorated by printer's device on verso of half title and as colophon. Fifty five stories, selected and translated by Edgar Taylor (1793-1839), solicitor and author, from the German Kinder und Haus Marchen of the Brothers Grimm (1812). The illustrations are by George Cruikshank and the Introduction (dated 1868) is by John Ruskin. It was originally published 1823-26 (preface dated 1826). Printed by Taylor and Francis, successors to the famous printer, Richard Taylor, who used the same device.
[Stock No. 27061]