Hansel and Grethel in DJ John R Neill Oz Illustrator ca. 1922 Children’s Red Book


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Here is John R Neill’s interpretation of the classic Hansel and Grethel fairy tale. Copyright 1908 by Reilly & Britton, this is a circa 1922 Reilly & Lee printing (last title listed in rear advertisement is Kabumpo in Oz) in the blue cloth binding and with the original dust jacket! One of the rare Children’s Red Book series, it includes Snow White & Rose Red as well. Contains lavish color endpapers, a color title page and frontispiece, and color illustrations on many of the 58 pages. This is a small book, just 5 1/4″ x 7″.

The book is in very good condition, with a near fine exterior. The interior has a name on the front endpaper and the hinges are lightly cracked, but without the staples showing as is often the case with this title. The rest of the pages are near fine, very clean. Ownership page is blank. The dust jacket is good only, with still attractive graphics but with some loss at base and top as shown. Both flaps present. The first I’ve seen of this title in jacket.