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Hansel and Gretel

and Other Stories by the Brothers Grimm.

Published: New York: George H. Doran Company, [1925]

Stock code: 106462

Price: £875

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First trade edition, later issue. There was no UK trade edition, only the limited edition of 600 copies, also published in 1925. One of the finest illustrated editions of the Brothers Grimm; “Nielsen is a brilliant colourist and a highly decorative illustrator, his works, formed into frieze-like patterns, are closest to Persian or Middle-Eastern designs and therefore akin to Leon Bakst or Edmund Dulac” (Houfe, The Dictionary of 19th Century Book Illustrators and Caricaturists, p. 243).

Quarto. Original red cloth, gilt lettered spine, gilt decorative paper panel pasted to front cover, patterned endpapers. 12 colour plates tipped-in, 10 monochrome full page illustrations by Kay Nielsen. Spine lightly sunned and with a few pale stains, front joint a little shaken, scattered foxing to edges of book block, a little thumbing in places, yet a very good copy.

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