A unique edition of Fairy Tales from Andersen, copyright Reilly & Britton in 1905, published in 1906. Introduction by L. Frank Baum (Wizard of Oz author) describing how the Christmas stocking came to be. One of the Christmas Stocking series books, designed to put inside children’s stockings. This copy a first edition, 2nd printing, with a dark red cloth-covered spine and 1906 on the title page (reference The Book Collector’s Guide to L. Frank Baum and Oz.)
This tiny book is only about 3″ by 4″ and contains 126 numbered pages. Many full color and b/w illustrations.
In fair to good condition, with a fair amount of wear and fold marks to covers, corners worn to boards. Inside is complete with all endpapers intact, but front hinge is cracked. Two touching vintage gift inscriptions inside (1909 and 1928), some tears and light soiling. Still charming.