1906 CAT AND THE MOUSE John R Neill Oz Altemus Fairy Tale Book

$75.00

In stock

Description

Here is The Cat and the Mouse: A Book of Persian Fairy Tales. This is one of the rare Fairy Tales Series illustrated by John R. Neill of Wizard of Oz fame. Many red and black illustrations and embellishments, very delicate and ornate work. Hardcover (94 pages, small 5 1/8 x 7 1/8″). Hartwell James (editor), Publisher: Henry Altemus Co, 1906. The last photo shows this listing with another Neill fairy tale book I’ve listed; fun to collect the whole set!

The exterior is in very good shape, some soiling to back, but cloth intact and spine quite nice. Just a little bit of wear to corners and spine ends. Inside is good; the binding is a little loose with the spine cracked in a couple places, but holding. Former owner’s name on front and back of front free endpaper, which is starting to detach at top and bottom. Pages with light soiling but generally good. A hard to find Neill title in decent condition.