Item #21806 Fairy Tales. Hans Christian Andersen, Arthur Rackham.

Fairy Tales

London: George Harrap, [David McKay], 1932. First Trade Edition, US issue. Large 8vo. 287, [1] pp. 12 color illustrations by Rackha (with titled tissue guards) plus many in-text black and white illustrations; in publisher's color pictorial dustjacket with "Printed in Great Britain" on lower front flap; housed in publisher's box with color plated affixed to cover & paper title label on edge. The book is in fine condition; lower front flap corner of dustjacket clipped, short closed tear on upper front, else a near fine copy. Minor restoration and wear to box. Overall, a lovely copy with Rackham's charming illustrations. Item #21806

Includes the best-loved fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, including The Snow Queen, The Ugly Duckling, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Little Claus and Big Claus, the Tinder-Box, the Princess and the Pea, The Little Match Girl The Little Mermaid, The Emperor's New Clothes and many more. Hugh Walpole shose this the best picture-book of 1932, "I give the prize without hesitation...[Rackham] has acquired a new tenderness & grace. His Fantasy is stronger than ever." (Lattimore & Haskell pg. 68).

Price: $1,200.00

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