New York: McLoughlin Bro's. 1893. Wraps. 8vo; [8pp]; glazed chromolithographed pictorial wrapper, 2 staple binding; number “33” on front wrapper; 4 full-page chromolithographed illustrations with titles; light finger soiling, 1/4” split at head and tail of fold; very good. Very good. Item #1236
A very traditional version of Robert Southey’s original story, with a “great big father bear,” a “mother bear of middle-size,” and a “funny little baby-bear.” Southey’s original story has undergone many changes, the cast of bears and visitor morphing from three bachelor bears and an old woman escaped from a correctional facility, to the more modern and familiar version featuring a family of bears - Mama, Papa, and Baby bear. Goldilocks is the visitor in this version.