FAIRY TALES OF HANS ANDERSEN

FAIRY TALES OF HANS ANDERSEN

(London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1924]).

FIRST EDITION. This collection of sixteen tales was initiated by Nielsen in 1912, though it was not published until 1924. Hodder & Stoughton, in an effort to promote sales after the war, began publishing gift books again though with a more modest appearance. (see Meyer, Great Book Illustrators). However, the term "modest" hardly applies to this sumptuous production. Item #28625

First edition. With 12 tipped-in color plates, numerous black & white illustrations as frontispieces to each tale by Kay Nielsen. 4to, original pale blue cloth elaborately decorated and lettered in gilt, with the pictorial endpapers decorated by the artist. 197 pp. A pleasing copy with light age wear.

Price: $850.00