Illustrated Books - Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen illustrated by Harry Clarke
  • Illustrated Books - Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen illustrated by Harry Clarke
  • Illustrated Books - Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen illustrated by Harry Clarke
  • Illustrated Books - Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen illustrated by Harry Clarke
  • Illustrated Books - Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen illustrated by Harry Clarke
  • Illustrated Books - Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen illustrated by Harry Clarke
  • Illustrated Books - Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen illustrated by Harry Clarke
  • Illustrated Books - Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen illustrated by Harry Clarke
  • Illustrated Books - Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen illustrated by Harry Clarke

Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen illustrated by Harry Clarke

€800.00

CLARKE, Harry, illustrator. Andersen, Hans Christian, author.

Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen.

NY: Brentanos, 1916.

[CLARKE, Harry, illustrator]. Andersen, Hans Christian, author. Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen. Illustrated by Harry Clarke.NY: Brentanos, (printed at Complete Press in England), [n.d., 1916].

First American edition (identical to British edition except for substitution of Brentano's name on title). 320pp. Tall thick quarto. Grey cloth with black and white oval paste-on surrounded by intricate cloth decoration in black, decorated spine, top edge gilt, others deckle. Lavishly illustrated with 16 magnificent colour plates mounted on heavy stock, with captioned tissue guards, 24 full page black & white plates plus many decorative tailpieces.

Boards soiled, spine sunned, spine extremes chipped, some rubbing and splitting to joints ranging from 1 to 4 cm (0.3 to 1.5 inches). Hinges are partially exposed. Two tears to frontispiece tissue guard, first and last few pages lightly foxed, all plates bright and intact. Overall a good+ copy. A reasonably priced example of this increasingly scarce book.

[Item #00171]

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