BAUM,L.FRANK. CHRISTMAS STOCKING SERIES: The Night Before Christmas * Little Black Sambo * Story of Peter Rabbit * Fairy Tales From Grimm * Fairy Tales From Andersen * Cinderella & Sleeping Beauty. Chicago: Reilly & Lee, all dated (1905) except Peter Rabbit (1911). 6 small volumes, pictorial boards, FINE IN THE ORIGINAL CHRISTMAS STEAMER TRUNK (no top). Although not the first issue of this rare set, it is the most desirable in that it includes the three best titles (Sambo, Peter Rabbit and the Night Before Christmas) with the Animal A.B.C. of the first issue replaced by an early American piracy of Peter Rabbit. Illustrated in color by JOHN R. NEILL and E.S. Hardy, with the Sambo featuring the original Bannerman illustrations. Each volume features an introduction by Baum. An unusually fine set, very scarce complete, especially in box.