Old Fashioned Fairy Tales Retold from the Poetic Version of Tom Hood by Marion Foster Washburne, Margaret Ely Webb, Rand, McNally 1909


Long-and-long and long.ago
When Grandmama was small
Her Grandma-told-her all these tales
She listened to them all
And now when Grandmama is old
As-old-as-old-can be
She-Knows-these stories all by heart
and tells them now to me

A very rare first edition published in 1909. Lovely in-text, color illustrations and four full page plates by Margaret Ely Webb. Illustrations are printed in green and red tones.

Spine is faded and scuffed, spine ends worn and fraying. Cover is lightly scuffed, corners are bumped. Light Marks and sticker residue on front endpapers, occasional foxing, last page has some staining (pictured).

Includes the tales:
Little Red Riding-Hood
Puss In Boots
The Sleeping Beauty
hop O My thumb

9.5" X 7", 102 pages.

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