VOLKSMARCHEN DER DEUTSCHEN. PRACHTAUSGABE IN EINEM BANDE. Herausgegeben von Julius Ludwig Klee. Leipzig: Verlag von Mayer und Wigand, 1842. Quarto, pp. [1-2]  2-752  [754: blank], illustrated throughout with wood engravings after drawings by Rudolf Jordan, Georg Osterwald, Ludwig Richter and Adolf Schröder, three quarter leather and marbled boards, edges marbled, marbled endpapers. First printing of this edition. Includes "Die Entführung" [The Elopement], a Schauerromantik tale considered by some to be a source for the bleeding nun episode in Lewis's THE MONK. Musaeus's VOLKSMARCHEN DER DEUTSCHEN was first published in four volumes, 1782-1786, in Gotha by Carl Wilhelm Ettinger. This edition edited by Klee is a standard edition of this collection of German folktales. The illustrations are superb. Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 1-111. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 1-274. Leather a bit scuffed, boards worn at edges, text water stained early and late, but a sound, good copy. (#162757).
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