First edition, first printing. Publisher's original navy blue cloth with titles and illustrations in gilt to the upper board and spine. Top edge gilt. Illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece and numerous black and white drawings throughout by Christine Hammond. A very good or better copy, the binding square, firm and bright. The contents with a 1/2cm tear to the margin of one text page and scattered foxing to the preliminary pages and edges of the textblock are otherwise clean throughout and remain free from any previous owners' inscriptions or stamps. An attractive copy.
An appealing edition of Jean-Fran�ois Marmontel's eighteenth-century tales, selected and edited by the literary scholar George Saintsbury, and illustrated by the prolific fin-de-si�cle female illustrator Christine Hammond.
Stock code: 19995