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Kinder- und Haus-Mrchen. Gesammelt durch die Brder Grimm, 3 volumes, Berlin: G. Reimer, 1819-1822,
engraved frontispieces and additional engraved title-pages (by Ludwig Emil Grimm) to volumes 1 and 2, spotting and browning throughout, some old marginal damp stains to volume 1 and ink stain affecting text block fore-edge only, modern rexine-backed marbled boards with spine labels lettered in gilt, square 8vo (127 x 102mm)
Second edition of Grimm's Fairy Tales, and first illustrated edition, originally published in two separate volumes in 1812 and 1814 respectively; this is the first appearance of the third volume which contains the sources of the tales and a commentary. Uncommon.