Published in 1883 by Frank Leslie's Publishing House, New York. 10" x 8" pictorial hardcover with cloth spine.Well-used over the years but still in decent shape. Binding still good, cloth spine holding up well. Text is clean and complete. Moderate foxing throughout but nothing that detracts. No torn, loose or missing pages. There is no other like it currently available anywhere. This is the one and only. Alas, the greatest challenge every bookseller must overcome is the desire to keep the best books for himself. And so, without further ado, I present QUEEN TITANIAS BOOK OF FAIRY TALES. Published at the height of the Victorian era by the New York publishing house of Frank Leslie, QUEEN TITANIAS BOOK OF FAIRY TALES features a gorgeous full-color pastedown illustration on the front cover by the Hatch Lithographic Company of New York and is embellished with dozens of artistic illustrations throughout the text, rendered with all the detail and flourish the Victorians were famous for. Among the 84 tales collected in this treasury of magic and fantasy are some familiar favorites that later became Disney productions, such as Beauty and the Beast, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Cinderella, Puss In Boots, and Little Red Riding Hood. But the balance of the collection includes many little-known and obscure fairy tales, brought to life in delightful prose and charming illustration. The Fairy Revel, The Flower Fairies, The Fairy with the Golden Hair, The Yellow Dwarf, The Fairy Marriage, and The Ruby Rainbow Cup, to name a few. Some of the stories are gleefully absurd, notably a peculiar tale called The Giant Hands, which describes the adventures of a lad who is protected by a magical pair of giant, disembodied hands. The illustrations for this amusing story are everything you would hope. There are even some darker stories in this digest of wonders. Bluebeard, for example, accompanied by illustrations that do not flinch from the horrors of the titular characters locked room.
And The Skeleton of Holar Church. Below I have provided a full summary of the 84 fairy tales preserved in QUEEN TITANIAS BOOK OF FAIRY TALES. Further down the page I have included numerous photos of the illustrations found in the book.
Enter the realm of pure imagination. Spend a moment or two exploring the pages of QUEEN TITANIAS BOOK OF FAIRY TALES. The Black Charger of Hernando. The Witch of the Glen. Little Ella and the Fire King.
The Widow and Her Two Daughters. Cinderella, or the Glass Slipper. Hans Who Made the Princess Laugh.Pussycat, Pussycat, Where Have You Been? The Skeleton of Holar Church. The Pied Piper of Hamelin. Old Stine and the Brownie. Thor and the Giant Skrymir. Hildur, the Queen of the Elves.
Freyja and the Necklace Brisingamen. The Shepherdess and the Sweep. The Fair With Golden Hair. Charles and the Gnome, or Selfishness Cured. Skirnir's Errand to the Dwarfs.
Patty and Her Pitcher, or Kindness of Heart. The Story of the Three Bears.The Man in the Moon. Remember folks, this is an 1883 original. This book is 136 years old.
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