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Household Tales and Traditions of England, Germany, France, Scotland, &c. &c. - James Burns

Circa 1845 - Edward Lumley, London - First Edition, and First English Edition of Little Red Riding Hood
Rare and only edition of this collection of 52 fairy tales, which contains the first English translation of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ by the Brothers Grimm (Sutton, Little Red Riding Hood, Bulletin of the John Rylands Library, 1994 (83).

The bulk of the tales are from the Brothers Grimm, and are enhanced by in-text illustrations and vignettes.

Part of the Burns Fireside Library Series. No further editions seem to have been published. Date of publication based upon its announcement in
The Spectator magazine of December 1845, and the references, listed in more detail below. 
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Price HK$ 6,000