Jacobs, Joseph [selected and edited by]
Celtic Fairy Tales
London: David Nutt, 1892. Batten, John D. Hard Cover. SCARCE. 8vo. Number 90 of 125 copies printed on Japanese vellum paper of which only 115 were offered for sale. Numbered and signed by the publisher, David Nutt. Joseph Jacobs (1854-1916) was a noted literary and Jewish historian. He edited a number of books of fairy tales, including this work and its sequel, More Celtic Fairy Tales. Very good in the original beige paper covered flexible boards with gilt title to spine and front board. There is bumping and chipping to the paper on the corners of the boards and minor wear to the edges. There is also some browning to the spine and edges of boards. The bright interior is filled with charming full page illustrations and vignettes by John D. Batten. There are two copies of each full page illustration. 267 pages. LIT/041808. Very Good.