WHISTLER, Rex (illustrator). Hans ANDERSEN (author). Fairy Tales and Legends by Hans Andersen. London; Published by Cobden-Sandersen Ltd. 1935.
8vo. Original red cloth elaborately, and highly decoratively, stamped in cream with a rococo design across both covers and spine, lettered in gilt to spine and upper board, green rococo endpapers, pink stained edges, preserved in original decorative dustwrapper; pp. vii + 470; illustrated profusely throughout with glorious black-and-white illustrations after engravings by Whistler; an uncommonly bright and attractive copy in near fine condition with only the mildest suggestion of fading to spine and sun-lightening to stained top edge of book block, internally fine and crisp, without inscription, protected by a remarkably good example of the scarce, lightly rubbed dustwrapper with the usual fading and toning to spine, nicking to spine ends, some fox spots to the reverse, and a diamond-shaped price excision to front flap; increasingly scarce in the jacket in this condition.
First edition illustrated by Rex Whistler. Justifiably one of his most popular titles.