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Fairy Tales by  Hans Christian; Illustrated by Kay Nielsen Andersen - Signed First Edition - 1924 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 133259)

Fairy Tales

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Fairy Tales

by Andersen, Hans Christian; Illustrated by Kay Nielsen

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London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, 1924. Signed limited edition de luxe of this wonderfully illustrated work by Kay Nielsen, number 77 of 500 examples. Quarto, original vellum, elaborate gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel, top edge gilt, including 12 tipped-in color plates, with tissue guards. Signed by Kay Nielsen on the limitation page. In near fine condition. An exceptional example. This volume is a collection 16 classic stories by Hans Christian Andersen, including The Snow Queen, The Tinder Box and The Real Princess.

Synopsis

Hans Christian Andersen was the profoundly imaginative writer and storyteller who revolutionized literature for children. He gave us the now standard versions of some traditional fairy tales—with an anarchic twist—but many of his most famous tales sprang directly from his imagination. The thirty stories here range from exuberant early works such as "The Tinderbox" and "The Emperor's New Clothes" through poignant masterpieces such as "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling," to more subversive later tales such as "The Ice maiden" and "The Wood Nymph." A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with French flaps, rough front, and luxurious packaging

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book dealer
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
133259
Title
Fairy Tales
Author
Andersen, Hans Christian; Illustrated by Kay Nielsen
Book condition
second hand
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Hodder and Stoughton Limited
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1924
Keywords
Hans Christian Andersen First Edition, Kay Nielsen First Edition Signed
Bookseller catalogs
Children's Books;

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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.

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fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [more]
quarto
The term quarto is used to describe a page or book size. A printed sheet is made with four pages of text on each side, and the... [more]
top edge gilt
Top edge gilt refers to the practice of applying gold or a gold-like finish to the top of the text block (the edges the pages... [more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [more]
vellum
Vellum is a sheet of specialty prepared skin of lamb, calf, or goat kid used for binding a book or for printing and writing. ... [more]

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