The Little Mermaid.
And Other Stories. Translated by R. Nisbet Bain. Illustrated by J. R. Weguelin.London: Lawrence and Bullen, 1893 Stock Code: 137249
First Weguelin edition, number 63 of 150 large paper copies. John Reinhard Weguelin (1849-1927) was an English painter and illustrator, who drew on folklore for inspiration, and painted numerous images of nymphs and mermaids. A review in the newspaper The Sketch noted that "as for Mr. J. R. Weguelin's illustrations, it would scarcely be possible to overpraise them, the pencil can do no more for Andersen than Mr. Weguelin has done for him here".
Provenance: from the library of English guitarist and rare book dealer Martin Stone (1946-2016), with his handwriting to front free endpaper.
Quarto. Publisher's beige boards, titles in gilt over red to spine and front board, untrimmed.
65 tissue-guarded half-tone illustrations (of which 39 full page) on mounted India paper.
Corners a little bumped, spine toned, rubbed, a couple of spots, occasional light foxing; a very good copy.
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