London, Henry S. King, 1874. Second Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A very good copy. Presumed second edition based on what's available in the various catalogues. The First Fairytale novel written in English [Mike Ashley, Encyclopedia of Fantasy, p210]. Modelled on Spenser's Fairy Queene. In Bleiler [p46] under fantasy. Uncommon. Six copies on COPAC, one at auction (excluding an 1877 sale where I imagine it was classed as a hyper-modern first edition!). An important book. Plate of R.S. Mushet to front pastedown, webbing showing in one small area. Webbing showing to rear hinge where the paper's split. Spine darkened. An important book. [7766, Hyraxia Books].