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Grimms' Other Tales. A New Selection by Wilhelm Hansen: Translated & Edited by Ruth Michaelis-Jena and Arthur Ratcliff: Illustrated with Ten Wood-Engravings by Gwenda Morgan.

Berkshire: Golden Cockerel Press, 1956. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Designed by Christopher Sandford. Illustrated by Gwenda Morgan. "Among the manuscript note-books of the brothers Grimm are a large number of the fairy-tales they collected with such tireless enthusiasm. A considerable number of these have never been available to the general reader and are virtually unknown. Wilhelm Hansen, director of the Lippe Folk Museum, had access to the manuscripts and selected fifty of these tales for us, tales which Taylor, who made the first English translation, had described as 'most curious' and 'of great merit', but which he felt bound to suppress 'in deference to the scrupulous fastidiousness of modern taste, especially in works likely to attract the attention of youth'. Gwenda Morgan's quaint engravings seemed to compliment these folk tales to perfection." [Cock-A-Hoop]. Very Good+ [Textblock Fine]. Minor shelf/edge wear, even sunning at spine, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Purple cloth board, gilt lettering and decorative elements, frontispiece, teg. 8vo. 160pp. Illus. (b/w plates). Numbered limited edition, this being 188 of 500. Item #7184

Price: $225.00