RACKHAM, Arthur (illustrator). Hans ANDERSEN (author). Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen. London; George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. [David McKay]. 1932.
Royal 8vo. Original rich rose pink cloth lettered and decorated in gilt to spine and upper board, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, pale pink pictorial endpapers in silhouete, in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [vi], 7-287 + [i]; with 12 coloured plates guarded by captioned tissues alongside a total of 59 line drawings; a near fine with a very slight lean; internally fresh, and uninscribed, with only a couple of very minor internal marks; protected by a near fine, price-clipped dustwrapper with light dusting, nicking to spine ends, and a couple of closed edge tears (longest 25mm) with neat tape repair to the verso.
First US edition, printed in Great Britain, comprising the sheets of the UK first (with the imprint of George G. Harrap to the title) but presented in the American binding which is almost identical to the British but blocked David MacKay in gilt to the lower spine.