Stray Leaves From Fairy Land

This antique hardcover book of Grimm's Fairy Tales is bound in blue cloth with blind-stamped cover emblem and decorative gilt spine lettering and motif which matches the cover.  This edition features five full-page engravings, including a tissue-faced frontispiece, by Van Ingen and Taylor, depicting Snow White and the Prince, the old woman from "The Goose-Girl at the Well," the Sorrowful Maiden of the same story, the eldest brother from the "Prodigal Son," and the King's daughter from "The Drummer".

Stories included in this English-language edition are as follows: Bruin and the Dwarf [also known as Snow White and Rose Red]; The Cat and the Mouse; Thumbling's Travels; The Owl; The Nix in the Mill-Pond; The Dwarf in the Bottle; The Six Swans; The Hedgehog and the Hare; The Goose-Girl at the Well; Clever Alice; The Knapsack, the Hat and the Horn; The Straw, the Coal, and the Bean; The Miller's Lad and the Kitten; The Spindle, the Shuttle and the Needle; The Three Elves in the Wood; The Two Brothers; The Dragon and his Grandmother; Lazy Heinz; The White Serpent; The Porridge Pot; Little One-Eye, Two-Eyes, and Three-Eyes; Doctor Knowall; The Three Brothers [known also as The Prodigal Son]; The Pink; The Drummer; The House in the Wood; The Gold Children; The Good Bargain; Dummling and the Toad; The Hare and his Wife; The True Bride; The Giant and the Tailor; The King of the Birds; Violet; Fritz and his Friends; and The Little Earth-Man. 

There is also an extensive Notes section at the rear of the book which provides background folklore information for each of these fairy tales.  Owner's name on front endpaper; no other known markings.  Foxing, mostly towards beginning of book; most inner pages very white and clean; edgewear; faded spine and cover soil.  376 pages; approx. 5"x8".

  • Grimm - Jacob and Wilhelm (trans. J. Edward Taylor)
  • Illustrated by Van Ingen and Taylor
  • H.C. Peck & Theo. Bliss
  • Philadelphia - 1856 - 6th edition, 3rd printing.