East of the Sun and West of the Moon.
Old Tales from the North. Illustrated by Kay Nielsen.London: Hodder and Stoughton,  Stock Code: 106880
Signed limited edition, number 5 of 500 copies signed by the artist. The richness of the Danish Nielsen's colour images for this lavish illustrated book of Norse pagan mythology was achieved by a four-colour process, in contrast to many of the illustrations prepared by his contemporaries, such as Rackham and Dulac, which characteristically utilised a traditional three-colour process.
A near-fine copy of this magnificent work, hard to find in such good condition.
Quarto. Publisher's full vellum, decoration and titles in gilt direct to spine, decoration to front board in gilt within blue rules, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, pictorial endpapers heightened in gilt. With the original white watered paper-covered slipcase.
With 25 tipped-in colour illustrations by Kay Nielsen mounted within gilt and black frames, with captioned tissue guards and many other black and white drawings throughout the text.
Silk ties detached and loosely inserted, the binding otherwise sharp, internally clean, the illustrations bright. A near-fine copy.
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