THE OLD OLD FAIRY TALES. Collected and Edited by Mrs. Valentine. London and New York: Frederick Warne and Co., n.d. . Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi [vii] viii  2-566 [567-568], twelve inserted plates including color frontispiece, original pictorial gray green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in yellow, brown, black, silver and gold, t.e.g., endpapers with publisher's monogram printed in yellow. Later printing. The first printing is dated 1889. Laura Valentine (1814-1899), who published many books as "Aunt Louisa," was an English writer primarily known for her books for children. "As a novelist Jewry specialized in florid historical romance (mainly for the publishers F. Warne and T. C. Newby) ... She also wrote improving books of travel, tales and history for young people, and was editor of the GIRL'S HOME BOOK from 1877." - Sutherland, Victorian Fiction, pp. 334-335. 1500 copies printed. Publisher's file copy with their file stamps on the front free endpaper and recto of frontispiece and folded print record tipped onto the front free endpaper. A very good copy of a lovely book. (#162774).
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