retold by Blanche Winder
Ward, Lock & Co. Limited, [No Date] circa 1930s
A volume in the 48 colour plate (incl. endpapers) ‘Prince Charming’ series. Other titles in the series include ‘Alice in Wonderland’, ‘Hans Andersen’s Fairy Stories’, ‘Robin Hood’, ‘The Water-Babies’, and ‘Tales from Shakespeare’.
Nicely illustrated by Harry Rountree, this edition originally published 1924 in a pale green cloth. This copy undated and likely a 1930s reprint.
Hardback – publisher’s cloth with titles and decoration in black to spine and front, colour onlay plate to front board, pictorial endpapers. 340pp including colour plates, pp publisher’s catalogue. 8.5 x 6.25 inches approx. (214mm x 160mm).
Cloth a touch dusty in places; spine slightly dulled, with a mark/stain to lower third; spine ends turned-in; square corners. Ownership inscriptions (dated 1938) to verso of front free endpaper and to half-title page; pages foxed throughout, heavy in places and especially to preliminaries and final few pages; occasional dusty mark or finger smudge to pages; spotted and dusty to edges of page-block.
Nonetheless, a nicely preserved copy – attractive with its bright covers.