NIELSEN, Kay (illus.); WILSON, Romer, ed.

Red Magic.

A Collection of the World's Best Fairy Tales from All Countries. With Illustrations in Colour and Line.

London: Jonathan Cape, 1930 Stock Code: 143244
£2,250.00
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With the very uncommon jacket

First edition, first impression - preceding the first US edition by a year - of the final work that Nielsen was to fully illustrate, in the very uncommon dust jacket. Red Magic is the last in a series of three collections of fairy tales arranged by Florence Wilson, using her pseudonym Romer Wilson.

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Description

Octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, publisher's device to rear panel blocked in blind, top edge red. With the dust jacket.

Illustrations

Colour frontispiece and 7 colour plates, 50 full-page illustrations and various vignettes to text, all by Kay Nielsen.

Condition

Flyer for the November-December 1930 Kay Nielsen exhibition loosely inserted. Very light bowing to covers, else a fine copy, in jacket which is lacking its front flap, yet in other respects is a very good example with spine panel lightly sunned.

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