Publisher: Boston: James Munroe, 1840.
Edition: Third American edition; the first edited by Eliza Follen.
Bibliographical References: American Imprints 40-2799; OCLC 19921008 records five copies (Yale, Houghton, Free Library of Philadelphia, Penn State, Brigham Young). There was a printing or edition by Monroe dated 1841, as well. OCLC 19871027 records four copies of i (AAS, Yale, Free Library, Penn State).
Condition: Some light wear and foxing; one signature starting; very good copy. Rare.
Book ID: 27381
Description12mo, original blind- and gilt-stamped black cloth, gilt lettering. Frontis and five plates.
CommentsThe third American edition of the famous tales by the Brothers Grimm, preceded by editions in 1826 and 1828. This one is edited by Eliza Follen and uses the Edgar Taylor translation, as did the previous editions. Follen (1787-1860), née Cabot, was a prominent Bostonian, author, poet and active member of the various abolitionist groups. "She was for years one of the notable personages of Boston. Every one respected her, but not every one loved her" - DAB.