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
With the very uncommon jacketFirst 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.
Octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, publisher's device to rear panel blocked in blind, top edge red. With the dust jacket.
Colour frontispiece and 7 colour plates, 50 full-page illustrations and various vignettes to text, all by Kay Nielsen.
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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