The Happy Prince and Other Tales. First US Edition (1888)
Book ID: 63259
The Happy Prince and Other Tales. Illustrated by Walter Crane and Jacomb Hood. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1888. First American Edition. Publisher’s grey cloth boards lettered & decorated in red, floral patterned endpapers. A fine bright copy.
Smaller format than the UK Edition, also published in 1888, but with the same illustrations throughout. Walter Crane illustrated the full-page plates (including the frontispiece), and Hood created the in-text illustrations for the chapter headings and the front cover.
The tales included are “The Happy Prince,” “The Nightingale and the Rose,” “The Selfish Giant,” “The Devoted Friend,” and “The Remarkable Rocket.”