Munchen: Theodor Stroefer's Kunstverlag, circa 1890-1910. Hardcover. Blue cloth spine with illustrated paper covered boards titled in brown. Filled with poems and short stories for children (according to jacket aged 6 - 10 years) with charming illustrations on every page. Several have been hand colored. Minor foxing throughout. In original tan dust jacket with light green title to spine and front panels. Minor spots of dampstaining to jacket. Heavy chipping and wear to edges of jacket, which is now preserved in a removable plastic cover. Text in German. A cute book. 88 pages. GER/031819. Very Good / Very Good.
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London, Paris, and New York: Cassell, Petter, and Galpin. Hardcover. Folio. Full black leather boards with gilt title to spine and gilt title with illustration to both covers. Gilt borders to edges of boards and gilt dentelles. Full edges gilt. Wear and rubbing to hinges, edges of boards, spine ends, and corners. Rear hinge is starting. Closed tear and chipping to head of spine. Two bookplates from previous owners to front pastedown and previous ownership signature in pen to front free endpaper. Browning to interior pages, which are fairly brittle. Frontispiece is present but detached with chipping along inner edge. Filled with illustrations by Gustave Dore. A beautiful book. 737 pages. A large, heavy book that may require an extra shipping fee. LIT/022119. Very Good.