Sign In | Register
Hansel and Gretel and Other Stories by the Brothers Grimm by  Jacob and Wilhelm  Kay; GRIMM - Hardcover - Signed - from David Brass Rare Books, Inc. and Biblio.com

Hansel and Gretel and Other Stories by the Brothers Grimm

by NIELSEN, Kay; GRIMM, Jacob and Wilhelm

Condition: See description


New York: George H. Doran Company, 1925. Limited to 600 Copies Signed and Numbered by the Artist In a Wonderful Multi-Colored Inlaid Binding by The Chelsea Bindery NIELSEN, Kay (artist). GRIMM, Jacob and Wilhelm. Hansel and Gretel and Other Stories by the Brothers Grimm. New York: George H. Doran Company, [1925]. American signed limited edition, comprised of 600 copies numbered and signed by the artist, this being copy no. 317. Large quarto (11 13/16 x 9 5/8 inches; 300 x 246 mm). [12], 275, [1], [4, blank] pp. Twelve mounted color plates, with descriptive tissue guards. Ten black and white plates (included in pagination). Title and initials letters printed in red and black. Handsomely bound by The Chelsea Bindery (stamp-signed on front turn-in) in full black crushed levant morocco, covers ruled in gilt, spine with five raised bands, bordered and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt board edges, decorative gilt turn-ins, plum end-papers (original decorative end-papers preserved), top edge gilt, others uncut. The front cover with a superb multi-colored morocco design replicating the color plate facing page eight "They saw that the cottage was made of bread and cakes." illustrating the story of Hansel Gretel. A very fine copy. "In an attempt to reinvigorate the market for gift books after the war, Hodder & Stoughton resumed the publishing of Kay Nielsen's books, though on a more modest scale. In 1924 they published a work that Nielsen had begun in 1912, Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales, including sixteen stories illustrated with twelve watercolors. Nielsen returned to London, and in 1925 his final book for Hodder & Stoughton, Hansel and Gretel, appeared with twelve color plates" (Susan E. Meyer, A Treasury of the Great Children's Book Illustrators, p. 206). Larkin, p. 13.


  • Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc. US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 04045
  • Title: Hansel and Gretel and Other Stories by the Brothers Grimm
  • Author: NIELSEN, Kay; GRIMM, Jacob and Wilhelm
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: New York: George H. Doran Company, 1925
  • Keywords: GRIMM, Jacob and Wilhelm


Reviews

Review this book (Want a chance to win $50? Log-in or create an account first!) (You'll be automatically entered for a chance to win $50!)



Help & frequently asked questions


Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]
raised band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books.  The bands are created...[more]
top edge gilt
Top edge gilt refers to the practice of applying gold or a gold-like finish to the top of the text block (the edges the...[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
plate
Full page illustration or photograph. Plates are printed separately from the text of the book, and bound in at production. I.e.,...[more]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...[more]
quarto
The term quarto is used to describe a page or book size. A printed sheet is made with four pages of text on each side, and the...[more]

$7,500.00

$5.50 shipping to USA

More shipping options >




Walt Disney

Collecting Disneyana

Welcome to the wonderful world of collecting Walt Disney! From letters signed by Disney himself to classic children's books or ephemera, be sure to check out some of the collectible Walt Disney books on Biblio!

Collecting Bookmarks

Using and Collecting Bookmarks

Bern Marcowitz warns against paperclips and other inappropriate page-savers, and offers a bit of advice on using and collecting bookmarks.


Trustpilot