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(TOY BOOK.) VERY, Lydia L.

Red Riding Hood.

Boston, L. Prang & Co., 1863 Stock Code: 103436
£675.00
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First edition of Very's Red Riding Hood, generally considered the first shaped toy books published in North America. Presented between wrappers shaped as Red Riding Hood, Very's version retells the Grimm's story in rhyme.

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Description

Duodecimo. Original die-cut wrappers (170 x 62 mm) depicting Red Riding Hood carrying her basket, with the wolf at her feet. With the original envelope (179 x 74 mm).

Illustrations

Colour illustrations by the author throughout.

Condition

Extremities very gently rubbed, a couple of small dark stains to wrappers. An excellent copy in a lightly stained and worn envelope.

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