1883 Scarce Victorian Book - The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen illustrated by T. Pym.
Author: Hans Christian Andersen illustrated by T. Pym (pseudonym for Clara Creed).
Title: The Snow Queen.
Publisher: London, Wells Gardner, Darton & Co, no date (circa 1883). First edition illustrated by T. Pym (pseudonym for Clara Creed).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8.5 " X 7.5 ".
Pages: 49 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original illustrated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, some light foxing - as shown, name of a previous 1883 owner on the rear first blank page - as shown).
Illustrations: Profusely and wonderfully illustrated in color (in the manner of Kate Greenaway) by T. Pym (pseudonym of the late Victorian illustrator Clara Creed).
Estimation: (USD 500 - USD 650).
The book: Attractive and scarce First edition of Clara Creed illustrations for the Snow Queen. Pym's images for the Snow Queen bring to mind the medieval art of illumination in their knack for encapsulating a densely layered world in a single picture rendered in brilliant hues and subtle textures. At the same time, they exude a nostalgic mood in the evocation of an old-style world on the brink of collapse, alongside a sentimentalist strain in the idealization of childhood.
The author: Hans Christian Andersen often referred to in Scandinavia as H. C. Andersen (2 April 1805 – 4 August 1875), was a Danish author. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales. Andersen's popularity is not limited to children: his stories express themes that transcend age and nationality.
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