MAGNIFICENT collector's 1985 first edition vintage children's hardcover book - The Random House Book Of Fairy Tales. Enter a world of Enchantment.
Nineteen of the greatest fairy tales of all time, captured in words and images that will remain with today's child for a lifetime. Authors: Hans Christian Andersen, Charles Perrault, Brothers Grimm and Madame LePrince de Beaumont.
Introduction by Bruno Bettelheim. Adapted by Amy Erlich. Publisher: Random House, New York, Copyright, 1985, first edition, possible first printing. ISBN 0-394-85693-7. Not ex-library. Mint pages.
Caldecott award winner Diane Goode's exquisite illustrations, lavish in detail and nuance, makes every page of every story a revelation. Profusely illustrated, gorgeous full page color plates and black & white drawings. Lush, soft flowing style, like a watercolor painting; each a work of art. Lovely illustrated color floral endpapers. Photos do not fully capture vibrant color and detail; wait until you see. WOW!
STORIES include Folklore, Fantasy, Mythology, Holiday gems, Christmas, Fairies:
Snow White; Beauty and the Beast; The Snow Queen; Sleeping Beauty in the Wood; Elves and Shoemaker; Twelve Dancing Princesses; Rapunzel; Thumbelina; Princess and the Pea; Little Red Riding Hood; Hansel and Gretel; The Real Princess; Cinderella; The Emperors New Clothes; Valiant Little Tailor; The Frog Prince; Rumpelstiltskin and more.
Oversize laminated tall hardcover, color pictorial boards, 208 quality cardstock pages, 10" x 6". Like new and MINT unused pages. Binding tight. Fine vintage condition. Pages fine/bright/clean. Cover near fine/bright/clean/minimal shelfwear includes small indent bottom edge.
This gem is a bridge spanning generations and remarkable new testimonial to the mystery, fascination, and enduring magic of fairy tales. A must have for any child's book collection; will make a FABULOUS gift!!