From Hans Christian Andersen.New York : 1945 Stock Code: 136709
NotesFirst edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the illustrator on the front free endpaper, "To Ned with best wishes from Tasha Tudor", together with an original drawing by her of a small girl sat on a stool reading. The recipient was Ned Hills, who, with his sister Charlotte, owned the Dutch Inn gift shop in Mill Hall, Pennsylvania. The Hills were longtime family friends of Tudor, and their shop had her original artwork on view, occasionally hosting special exhibits and book signing events.
Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and snowflake to front board in silver, top edge blue. With the pictorial dust jacket.
With 10 colour plates and 30 monochrome vignettes by Tasha Tudor.
Spine slightly rolled, ends a little bruised. A very good copy in the bright dust jacket, spine a little sunned, shallow chips to spine ends and tips, a couple of closed tears and some rubbing and creasing to extremities.
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