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Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen - 1st Edition - 1924 - from E C Books and Biblio.com

Fairy Tales

by Hans Andersen

Condition: Good/No Jacket


London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, 1924 A good copy of the 1st trade edition in decorative silk binding with 12 tipped-in colour plates, 16 full page black and white plates and numerous designs by Nielsen. This was Nielsen's third book illustration, begun in 1912 but not published until 1924 because of the disruption caused by World War I. The binding has gilt decoration and titles to spine and front board, both of which are sunned, fading the green silk to an olive colour, There is wear to the top and bottom of the spine and to the corners and edges, particularly the side edge of the front board. There is a small mark on the back board at the top. The decorative endpapers are present, with a small inscription from 1938 to the fep. Contents are shaken, with some stitching beginning to loosen, but they are complete and in very good clean condition.
  • Bookseller: E C Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 032688
  • Title: Fairy Tales
  • Author: Hans Andersen
  • Illustrator: Kay Nielsen
  • Format/binding: Decorative Cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton Limited
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1924
  • Keywords: hans andersen; kay nielsen; early twentieth century gift books; fairy tales
  • Bookseller catalogs: Illustrated; Children's;
  • Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall


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