London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1895. [Childrens illustrated] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.xii; 419; , blank. With numerous engraved illustrations by Ford. Publisher's red cloth with gilt titles to spine and gilt decoration to upper board, coated black endpapers, all edges gilt. Light and occasional spotting else contents fresh, neat erasure to reverses of flyleaf, bookplate to pastedown, cloth fairly clean if a shade sunned to spine. An attractive copy. Very good. Complementing the popular 'Fairy Book' series, these stories are inspired by historical events. Item #55454
Provenance: W. C. Gardiner, engraved bookplate.
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