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Reid 4801. An illustrated book of German popular stories illustrated by George Cruikshank. Bound in marbled card with a leather spine. "German stories," printed on the spine. Lettered on the title-page:
"German popular stories translated from the 'Kinder und Haus Marchen' collected by M.M. Grimm from Oral tradition." With a vignette illustration on the title-page, 1. Reid 1118, which represents a man seated at the fireside reading to his family and friends, who, with himself are greatly amused. Below the image: "Published by C. Baldwyn, Newgate Street, London, 1823."
With the following illustration plates:
2. Reid 1117. Frontispiece illustration to the story of 'Hans in luck.' Showing the incidents which occurred in his journey from his master's house to that of his mother.
3. Reid 1119. 'The travelling musicians, or the waits of Bremen.' The jackass and his companions frightening the robbers at their merrymaking.
4. Reid 1120.'The golden bird' The king's youngest son riding on the fox's tail to the village in search of the golden bird.
5. Reid 1121. 'Jorinda and Jorindel.' Jorindel preventing the fairy from making her escape with the cage containing his Jorinda, who has been transformed into a nightingale.
6. Reid 1122. 'The waggish musician.' The woodcutter protecting, in return for his music, the musician from the attacks of the beasts.
7. Reid 1123. 'The elves and the shoemaker.' The delight of the two dwarfs at finding the clothes provided for them by the shoemaker and his wife.
8. Reid 1124. 'The turnip.' The gardener trotting off with the student's nag and leaving his victim in the "sack of wisdom" hanging to the branch of a tree.
9. Reid 1125. 'The Jew in the bush.' The countryman saving his life by playing a tune on his magic fiddle.
10. Reid 1126. 'The King of the golden mountain.' The traitress queen's wedding guests dismissed effectually by the King of the Golden Mountain.
11. Reid 1127. 'The golden goose.' Dummling and his goos followed by the inkeeper's daughters, the parson, the clerk and two labourers, to the amusement of their neighbours.
12. Reid 1128. 'Rumpel-stilts-Kin'. Rumpel-stilts-kin's rage and disappointment at the queen's success in finding out his name.
Illustrated book with letterpress text and etched illustration plates
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Height: 174 millimetres (approx. page height)
Width: 102 millimetres (approx. page width)
- Curator's comments
- Description based on GW Reid: 'A descriptive catalogue of the works of George Cruikshank.' 1871.
Reid comments on the different editions of 'Grimm's popular stories.' in GW Reid: 'A descriptive catalogue of the works of George Cruikshank.' p. 102
"These etchings were copied in wood in an edition which was edited by Edgar Taylor in 1846 but the Elves and the Shoemaker had been cut before for 'Arliss' Pocket Magazine' vol ii, 1827. Also copied very successfully, this series and the second and published by J. Camden Hotten in 1868. The first series was copies by Ambrose [sic] Tardieu as his own in 'Viex contes pour l'amuseument des grands et des petits enfans, ornés de 12 gravures comiques.' Paris, A Daullard [?] 1830. There are also German copies."
For the French edition dated 1830, see 1870,112. 241-252.
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