Goerge Cruikshanks Fairy Library 1885
London: George Bell and Sons, 1885. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Limited Edition. Lovely antique 1885 limited edition copy of George Cruikshank’s Fairy Library. As called for, the book is beautifully illustrated by Cruikshank with 38 illustrations on 22 hand colored plates. It is one copy out of only 500 which were printed with India paper impressions. The book has a new spine which compliments oringal slightly worn boards. d condition with just some minor wear. It is beautifully bound by Bayntun in fine leather. The interior is mostly clean, with some foxing on occasional pages. Pages are hand cut and all plates are clean and in good condition. A rare and beautiful copy. The book measures approximately 8 5/8 inches by 6 7/8 inches. It contains the tales: Hop-O’-MyThumb, Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, and Puss in Boots.