Lot 106 of 253:
Early edition of The Three Bears 1841  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$420
Estimate:
$700 - $1,000

Title:
The Three Bears. The Wolf and the Seven Kids. The Vizier and the Woodman.
Author:
[Nicol, George]
Place:
London
Publisher:
Wright
Date:
1841
Description:

[ii], 188, [1] pp. Pictorial wood-engraved general title, wood-engraved title vignette and 37 full-page wood-engraved illustrations by Robert Hart after "C.J." Illustrations colored by hand. (16mo) 10x13.5 cm (4x5¼") original blindstamped green cloth with gilt vignette at center of front cover, modern rebacking with original spine cloth laid down, hinges reinforced. First combined edition.

The three pieces were first published separately in 1837, 1840, and 1841 respectively, here combined for the first time, with continuous pagination. The first verse edition, adapted from the prose of Robert Southey, perhaps from an earlier folk tale. Osborne 607.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Corners rubbed, spine leaning, 1861 inscription on endpaper; a bit of soiling within, a few leaves with light edge wear; very good.
 
Item number:
283577
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