ANDERSEN, Hans (author).  Kay NIELSEN (illustrator). Fairy Tales of Hans Andersen.
ANDERSEN, Hans (author).  Kay NIELSEN (illustrator). Fairy Tales of Hans Andersen.
ANDERSEN, Hans (author).  Kay NIELSEN (illustrator). Fairy Tales of Hans Andersen.

ANDERSEN, Hans (author). Kay NIELSEN (illustrator). Fairy Tales of Hans Andersen.

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ANDERSEN, Hans (author).  Kay NIELSEN (illustrator). Fairy Tales of Hans Andersen.

London, Hodder And Stoughton. [1924]

4to. Original powder blue cloth elaborately and pictorially blocked in gilt to spine and upper board, decorated honey-coloured endpapers; pp. [x], 11-197; with 12 coloured plates mounted-at-large and protected by captioned guards and drawings, historiated initials, border designs and other decorations throughout, in sepia; a fine bright copy with gilt gleaming and none of the frequently found dusting to spine, with some dusting and spotting to edges of book block; internally fresh, crisp and uninscribed, with all plates fine.

First edition illustrated by Nielsen, with the loosely-inserted original red-printed flyer advertising the sale of the original artwork for the book, held at the Leicester Galleries. A beautiful interpretation of these classic fairy stories, with a theatrical Art Deco flavour.

 

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