Hansel and Gretel and Other Stories.
Illustrated by Kay Nielsen.London: Hodder and Stoughton,  Stock Code: 110794
Signed by the artist with onlay of the gingerbread houseSigned limited edition, number 424 of 600 copies signed by the artist. 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. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in terracotta morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, single rule to boards gilt, pictorial onlay of the gingerbread house to the front board, inner dentelles gilt, dark green endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed.
With 12 tipped-in colour plates, captioned tissues, and 10 full page monochrome plates.
Neat contemporary inscription to the bottom of the limitation page otherwise an excellent copy in a fine binding.
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