London. Ernest Nister. 1857. First Edition. Splendidly illustrated with 12 full page Victorian chromolithographic plates and further by monochrome drawings, vignettes, decorations, etc en texte. Square 8vo. Bound in 1/2 cloth and coated pictorial boards depicting a sleepimg child watched over by fairies to front cover. Decorated endsheets.
Covers and spine mildly rubbed. Corners bumped. Contents somewhat mildly shaken but extremely firm and tight. The majority of monochrome illustrations have been hand coloured, presumably by a fairly talented child. Most of this colouring is quite deftly executed although there are several examples of a less practiced hand. Overall this coloring is quite unobtrusive and often pleasant. Several pages present small chips to corner. A Very Good, bright copy of this most desireable and elusive Victorian title.Featured Children.