Anon. The Coloured Picture Book of Surprising Stories.
Anon. The Coloured Picture Book of Surprising Stories. London, Dean & Son, [ca. 1860]. 16.5 x 13 cm. 20, 20, 18, 23, 22, 23, 23, 24, 22 plus two pages publishers list. Original dark blue cloth with gilt titles on spine and front board. Elaborate gilt and blind decorations. Red speckled edges. Very good condition. Minor rubbing and bumping. Mild fraying to spine ends. Edges and pages dust dulled. Mild ocassional foxing. A few stains. Some pages have been professionally repaired.
This undated book (ca. 1860) contains a collection of nine illustrated and individually page numbered short stories for children: 1. The Cats’ Party / 2. The Dogs’ Dinner Party / 3. The Donkey’s Party and Feast / 4. The Little Pig’s Ramble from Home / 5. The Little Pig’s Tale / 6. The Mouse and her Sons / 7. The Three Useful Giants, Wind, Water, and Steam / 8. The Prince and his three Gifts / 9. The Seven Wonderful Brothers. Each story is illustrated with vivid full page colour illustrations.
Our price: EUR 220,--