HANSEL AND GRETEL and other stories by the brothers Grimm.…

HANSEL AND GRETEL and other stories by the brothers Grimm. Illustrated by Kay Nielsen (signed limited edition) by GRIMM, Jakob and Wilhelm (Kay Nielsen)

HANSEL AND GRETEL and other stories by the brothers Grimm. Illustrated by Kay Nielsen (signed limited edition)

Edition: First UK edition

London: Hodder & Stoughton,. no date (1925). Original white pictorial cloth stamped in blue and gilt, top edges gilt, red & gilt on white decorated endpapers. Illustrated title page and decorative initials in red and black. Original small blue spine label correcting a misspelling of Nielsen's name. pp [2], (10), (276), [4] + frontispiece and 11 other tipped in colour plates with captioned tissue guards. 10 full page black & white illustrations in text. # 228 of 600 copies signed by Kay Nielsen. There was no UK trade edition at publication. This edition also came in two other binding styles. The last great work of this Danish artist who was one of the very best working in the golden age of English and American children's book illustration, as well being one of the most handsome of all editions of these classic fairy tales. Besides the title story, contains The Six Swans; Little Brother and Little Sister; The Fisherman and his Wife; The Drummer; Rosebud; The Spindle, the Shuttle, and the Needle; Snowdrop; Jorinde and Joringel; The Goose Girl; Clever Alice; Cherry, or the Frog Bride; The Three Little Men in the World; The Valiant Little Tailor; and Roland. Small bump to lower outer corner of front cover with consequent soft corner crease to first few leaves; one inch tear to lower edge of the tissue guard of the frontispiece, else a fine, unsoiled, bright copy, no owner names, of an edition which quite often shows cover soiling (white cloth), of a lovely book.

Condition: Binding: Hardcover
Book ID: 48255
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