Beauty and the Beast
Ref. 109989 Edition. First Edition
Illustrated By: Walter Crane
Published By: John Lane 1900 (London & New York)
Undated, first edition circa 1900-01. Hardback bound in original green cloth with black printed pictorial cover and title to spine. Pictorial endpapers. Pictorial title page printed in green and red. Double page pictorial half title. Text printed on thinner paper. Numerous full colour plates, some full page and others double page spread. Several line drawings. Light rubbing to cover, minor. Spine edges a touch worn, also minor. Small reddish marks to top fore-corner of cover, faint. Lower fore-corner cloth has a little crease. Scuffed patch to rear board. Faint foxing to endpapers. Cracking to gutter. Title, half title, page 1 detached but present. Some marginal shading to pages. Occasional light foxing. Pages otherwise clean and bright. Illustrations vivid and beautiful, the double page spreads in particular are impressive. Overall very good condition. A scarce and collectable book. Contains Beauty and the Beast, The Frog Prince, and The Hind in the Wood. Walter Crane's Picture Books Large Series Vol. One.
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Type: Book