This old book is called Dean’s A Book of Fairy Tales and it is filled with wonderful stories and outstanding illustrations. It contains 22 delightful stories for children and adults alike. A few of the titles are Mother Goose, Little Red Riding Hood, Hop O’ My Thumb, Thumbelina, Sleeping Beauty and Babes in the Wood. The full list can be seen in the photos. The lovely and abundant illustrations were by Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone. This 1977 Edition was originally published as: Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tales - Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone Gift Book of Fairy Tales - Gift Book of Fairy Tales - The White Cat. It has a copyright by Dean & Son Ltd. Of London and was published by Playmore Inc., Publishers of New York.
It measures about 8 5/8” by 11 1/8” and is in fair condition. The inside pages are generally clean with minimal edge and corner wear and no markings except for one word written on the front leaf page. The cover however shows that this book was well read. The spine edge is weak and the cover itself shows much edge and corner wear and tears as shown in the photos. There is also some paint on the top edge of the pages but it doesn't seem to go onto the pages inside. Still, this book is a treasure with many years of enjoyment left in it.
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