I spotted a vintage cloth-bound copy of Grimm's Fairy Tales recently at a shop, but didn't have any money on me. I've always wanted a copy of the book, and a cloth-bound vintage edition was quite a find...and less money than new to boot. Then when my parents were visiting, we went back to the shop and I was so worried that the book wouldn't be there...and it wasn't. At least, it wasn't in the same place. After searching the shop for it for a few minutes, I found it. It was meant to be.
The book is a 1944 edition with both black-and-white an color illustrations (which I think are in a rather unusual style). If you aren't familiar with the book, Grimm's Fairy Tales was written by two German brothers in the early 1800s from verbal stories (when stories were told in the evenings) many of which you are probably familiar: Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, Little Red-Cap (aka Little Red Riding Hood), Rapunzel...the list goes on. I took a representative sample of images from the book (rather randomly) and I may post some from the more familiar stories soon.
I've been slowly reading the stories when I have time...and they are rather grim. Maybe stories I'll save for Boo when he's a little older...not only because they are dark, but because the language is rather old and I think he'll get more out of it in a few years.
I hope you aren't wilting in the heat...I have to admit I am. It's days like these when I must admit I'm a shade violet.