The Pied Piper and Other Fairy Tales of Joseph Jacobs

The Pied Piper and Other Fairy Tales of Joseph Jacobs

Jacobs, Joseph; Commentary by W. H. Auden , James Hill(illus.)

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Place Published: New York and London
Publisher: The Macmillan Company / Collier-Macmillan Ltd
Date Published: 1963
Edition: Early printing with illustrations by James Hill and commentary b
Binding: Hardcover
Book Id: 45535


40pp. Folio [34 cm] Shiny pictorial paper over boards. Very good plus, with minimal wear to the covers, and light bumping at the foot of the spine.


"You have in your hand a book of stories... They come from a world in which most people ate the food they grew themselves, made their own clothes, went to bed at sunset, got up at sunrise, and lived all their lives in the same village... Not all fairy tales have fairies in them. We use the word to mean any tale in which there are extraordinary characters, like fairies, giants, dwarfs, dragons, magicians, talking animals; extraordinary objects, like glass mountains and enchanted castles; or extraordinary happenings, like a live man being turned to stone or a dead man restored to life." - W. H. Auden