The Swineherd
The Swineherd
The Swineherd

[ART DECO]. NERMAN, Einar (illustrator). Hans [Christian] ANDERSEN (author). [The Swineherd.]

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[ART DECO]. NERMAN, Einar (illustrator). Hans [Christian] ANDERSEN (author). [The Swineherd.] Berlin; I.P. Ladyzhnikov. [1924].

Slim 4to. Original cream pictorial boards in colours, striking Art Deco decorative endpapers in sunshine yellow; pp. [22]; with 10 gloriously linear and coloured Art Deco plates within double-line black borders; a nice copy with some wear to spine involving flaking and soiling with small wear to tail, overall dusting and edge wear, internally very nice, and sound, with only minor marginal marking.
First edition in Russian cyrillic, published in Berlin. Also issued in English, Danish, Swedish and German. Einar Nerman (1888-1983) was a Swedish draftsman, caricaturist, illustrator and painter who studied with Matisse at the Académie Matisse between 1909 and 1910. He is best known as an illustrator of books by the Swedish author Selma Lagerlöf, who was the first female winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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