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COLLECTOR'S Random Ho'use Book Of Fairy Tales', 1985 First Edition, 'Diane Goode' Art, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Cinderella, Hans Christian Andersen, Brothers Grimm, Illustrations, Vintage
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!!
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