London, Seeley, Jackson, & Halliday, 1877 (second edition)/ 1876.
Octavo, [viii], 228, 4 (publisher's advertisements) pages with numerous striking illustrations (one full-page) by William De Morgan.
Dark green cloth elaborately decorated in gilt and black on the front cover, and lettered in gilt on the spine; all edges gilt; covers slightly rubbed at the extremities and bumped on the bottom corners; inner hinges a little loose but still sound; overall an excellent copy with a charming early gift inscription from Aunt Bet to young Inez Edith Hoskins ('A Prize for good conduct and progress from Christmas to Easter 1891').
The first of three volumes of fairy stories by Mary De Morgan (1850-1907), with illustrations by her brother William De Morgan (1839-1917), who 'was far more than William Morris's potter friend, as he is often remembered. He was the most inventive and innovative designer of the Arts and Crafts Movement' (De Morgan Foundation).