Very Good. Item #10983
London: William Heinemann, 1916. First Trade Edition with publisher's stamp to back cover. Octavo. 122 pp. 12 color plates with lettered tissue guards, complete; numerous black and white illustrations. Slate blue cloth stamped in gilt and black. Prancing fairy endpapers. No dust jacket.
Light edgewear to boards. Binding is sound and pages clean and unmarked.
An interesting collection of fairy and folk tales from World War I Allies, including selections from France, Japan, Portugal, and Serbia. Gosse notes at the end of his introduction that Rumania had joined with the eight other allies since they had gone to print, and hopefully they and some other friendly Power would be added to a future edition.
[Riall p. 128].