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Andersen's Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen - Hardcover - 1945 - from Books of the World (SKU: RWARE0000003093)

Andersen's Fairy Tales

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Andersen's Fairy Tales

by Hans Christian Andersen

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  • hardcover
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New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1945. Hardcover. Dark green buckram over boards with color lithograph of Chinese Emperor w/nightingale to front board and gilt-blocked lettering to spine. Endpapers illustrated in brilliant color with montage of characters. Eight color plates and many monochrome illustrations. Good book / no jacket. Front hinge cracked. Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedown, otherwise unmarked. Spine straight, ends bumped and rubbed. Covers clean and bright with light edgewear. Not from a library. 343 pages. Translated by Mrs. E. V. Lucas & Mrs. H. B. Paull.

Tales include: The Garden of Paradise; Little Tiny; The Fir Tree; The Storks; Little Ida's Flowers; The Red Shoes; The Ugly Duckling; The Girl Who Trod on a Roof; The Bottle Neck; The Snow Queen; The Marsh King's Daughter; The Wild Swans; Great Claus and Little Claus; The Shepherdess and the Sweep; The Bell; The Angel; The Nightingale; Holger the Dane; The Emperor's New Clothes; The Steadfast Tin Soldier; The Little Match Girl; The Swineherd; Elder-Tree Mother; Hans Clodhopper; The Princess and the Pea; What the Good Man Does Is Always Right; The Roses and the Sparrows; The Old Street Lamp; and, The Tinder Box.


Originally published in 1991, this collection of classic fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen, illustrated by internationally acclaimed artist Lisbeth Zwerger, has been expanded -- three stories added -- and completely redesigned.


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On Apr 9 2018, a reader said:
The book is awesome, but this posting is confusing. Are the illustrations the Syck originals, or have they been modified by E. Zeerger? It is a First Edition, But not THE first PUBLISHED edition, as that was in the 1950s. I have a copy of this, but the registration of the colors in the color plates was way off, making the illustrations difficult to view and appreciate, to put it mildly!!


Books of the World US (US)
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Andersen's Fairy Tales
Hans Christian Andersen
Arthur Szyk
Book condition
Used - Good
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Grosset & Dunlap
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
fiction, stories, tale, fairy tales, children, juvenile, kids, translations, Danish, Denmark
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Children; Fiction; Europe;

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Selling books from around the world. I am not a professional bookseller. Rather, I am finding new homes for the library I have collected over five decades.


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