New York: George H. Doran Company, 1924. First U.S. Edition. Original cloth. 4to. 280 pp. Twelve tipped-in color plates and more than forty black & white illustrations by Kay Nielsen. Original black cloth with silver, black and orange illustration adhered to front cover; silver lettering to spine; pictorial endpapers; remnants of original glassinedustjacket present. Housed in the original publisher's pictorial two-part box. Small losses to silver stamping on spine; two small scrapes to upper rear board edge else a fine copy in a fine box; the nicest copy we've seen. Item #17178
Danish aritist, Kay Nielsen, beautifully illustrates sixteen Andersen fairy tales, including The Tinder Box, Great Claus and Little Claus, The Real Princess, The Hardy Tin Soldier, The Flying Trunk, Old Luk-Oie, The Swineherd, The Nightingale, The Snow Queen, The Red Shoes, The Shepherdess and the Chimney-Sweeper, The Shadow, The Shirt Collar, The Bottle-Neck, The Elder Tree Mother, and The Story of the Mother.