Fairy Tales.Hodder and Stoughton, London ,  Stock Code: 125428
NotesSigned limited edition, number 78 of 500 copies signed by the illustrator. The present work gathers classic stories by Hans Christian Andersen, including the Snow Queen and the Tinder Box, all of which provide good subject matter for Kay Nielsen, one of the greatest illustrators of his time. Variant cover designs were issued without known priority.
Quarto. Original vellum, spine and front cover lettered and elaborately blocked in gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed.
Colour frontispiece and 11 colour plates, tipped-in as issued, with captioned tissue-guards, full-page illustrations, decorations and initial letters throughout from line drawings by Kay Nielsen.
Covers a little bowed, else a near-fine copy.
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