London. Frederick Warne & Co., [ 1866].
Cloth-covered boards with decorative gilt embossed cover title, 11 x 7 ½ inches, 48 pp. with 20 illustrations by Oscar Pletsche and "Poetical translations by L.V." (Laura Valentine) from the original German text. Each plate attractively hand-colored. Very good clean condition, save for one plate depicting a small baby titled "A Peep Into the World" which, for reasons unknown, was removed from the book at some early point and then restored, somewhat battered, after its purpose had been fulfilled. Decorative gold embossed design to front cover, containing book's title and author's name. One page at rear of book advertising other Warne works for children. Contents and binding overall in very good clean condition, save for the single page mentioned above. An early edition, engagingly translated by "L.V." Item #54706