Tales from Storyland
This book happens to offer some insight into publishing history. It is, in most aspects, intermediate between two other versions. One gives only 1941 as its copyright date. I take that to be the earliest. It has a colored cover. It alternates two pages of colored pictures facing each other with two pages of black-and-white illustrations facing each other. As I mentioned in my description of it, it offers a typical Platt and Munk handling of FS, The Fox and the Goat, and BW. Excellent colored pictures, especially of FS. BW gets four pages and four pictures (two colored) and a talking-to from the mayor. I got it twenty-three years ago at Brattle Books in Boston. This book has a plain blue cloth cover with a line drawing of the colored scene on the first cover. It also alternates colored and black-and-white illustrations, as did the first copy. It adds mention of an earlier copyright in 1938 besides the 1941 copyright. It has a tear in the Hansel and Gretel story. A third version of the book has a similar blue cloth cover. It adds a copyright of 1955. It colors all the illustrations, but they may not be as appealing to the eye as the fewer colored illustrations in the first two versions. I got this book at Time Traveller in Milwaukee twenty-seven years ago.
Platt & Munk