1885 Scarce Victorian Book - The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen illustrated by T. Pym (pseudonym for Clara Creed)
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 1885 according to a dated gift note on the first endpaper). First thus.
Language : Text in English
Size : 9 " X 7 "
Pages : 49 pages
Binding : Very good original illustrated cloth binding (hinges fine, worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Good content (inner stiches loose but inner binding still tight, some foxing and staining throughout - as shown).
Illustrations : Profusely illustrated by T. Pym (pseudonym of the late Victorian illustrator Clara Creed).
Estimation : (USD 75 - USD 150)
The book : Rare in any condition 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 of encapsulating a densely layered world in a single picture rendered in brillant 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 sentimantalist 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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