Lot 117 of 175:
Grimm's Fairy Tales, 3 volumes, 1819-1822  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$9,000
$12,000 - $18,000

Kinder- und Haus-Märchen, Gesammelt Durch die Brüder Grimm
Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm
Gedruckt und verlegt bei G. Reime

3 volumes. lvi, 439, [1]; lxxxi, [1], 304; vi, 441, [1] pp. Vols. I & II each with engraved frontispiece & added pictorial title page, engraved by L. Haas after Ludwig Emil Grimm. (8vo) 12.8x10 cm (5x4"), modern half leatherette & marbled boards, slipcase. First Complete Edition [i.e. 2nd edition of Vols. 1 & 2, 1st edition of Vol. 3].

Rare First Complete Edition of the most famous of all fairy tale compilations, significantly revised from the original publication (1812-1815).  Beginning with this 2nd edition, the stories underwent considerable editing to make the tales more acceptable and accessible to the general public. Some of more gruesome stories were simply deleted, while others incorporated more variants and sources and/or became more literary in style. Additionally, an important and  extensive set of notes and commentaries was added to the work. The work went through seven editions during the lifetime of the Grimm brothers. The first edition of this work is excessively rare, and for most collectors this second edition is realistically the earliest obtainable. 

Lot Amendments
Vol 1 with inkstain to a portion of its fore-edge, not affecting margins or text, lower corners of frontispiece and engraved title with slight waterstain – withal a superior copy and quite rare in such condition.
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