Little Red Riding Hood
Antiqued First Page

This single page item is a reproduction of the first page of the classic story, Little Red Riding Hood. It makes for a terrific piece to frame and decorate a study or bedroom!

The page is standard 8.5" x 11" in size and has been hand antiqued via our own unique paper aging process to achieve a look you won’t find anywhere else.

The actual page contains the following text (though please note that the formatting and font will be different as viewed on this page – see photo for exact formatting and look!):

Little Red Riding Hood

By Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm

Many years ago there lived a dear little girl who was beloved by everyone who knew her; but her grand-mother was so very fond of her that she never felt she could think and do enough to please this dear grand-daughter, and she presented the little girl with a red silk cap, which suited her so well, that she would never wear anything else, and so was called Little Red Riding Hood.

One day Red Riding Hood’s mother said to her, “Come, Red, here is a nice piece of meat, and a bottle of wine: take these to your grandmother; she is weak and ailing, and they will do her good. Be there before she gets up; go quietly and carefully.”

The grandmother lived far away in the wood, a long walk from the village, and as Little Red Riding Hood came among the trees she met a Wolf; but she did not know what a wicked animal it was, and so she was not at all frightened.

“Good morning, Little Red Riding Hood,” he said.

“Thank you, Mr. Wolf,” said she.

“Where are you going so early, Little Red Riding Hood?”

“To my grandmother’s,” she answered.

“And what are you carrying in that basket?”

“Some wine and meat,” she replied. “We baked the meat yesterday, so that grandmother,


Our antiqued paper is delicately laced with a subtle hint of gold in the creases creating an almost magical look. (Although it’s difficult to catch with a camera, you can see in the image below how the shimmering is caught in the light)


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